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Title: Hybrid organic/metal nanoparticles for cancer theranostics
Author: McGirr, Leona
ISNI:       0000 0004 6057 2078
Awarding Body: Queen's University Belfast
Current Institution: Queen's University Belfast
Date of Award: 2016
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This thesis describes work aimed at developing a new type of therapeutic hybrid nanoparticle which retains the biocompatible surface structure of established polymer nanoparticles but also has a metal nanoparticle interior, which provides the optical properties required for photothermal excitation. This work exploited the expertise in preparation and spectroscopy of metal nanoparticles in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, and the expertise in biocompatible surfaces, antibody conjugation and tissue culture in Pharmacy.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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