November 20, 2014

NTU develops novel 2-in-1 biomarker and drug delivery system

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has invented a unique biomarker with two exceptional functions.

First, it lights up when it detects tumour cells to allow scientists to take a better look. And it can also release anti-cancer drugs at the same time to the specific cells.

This new biomarker, which has immense potential for drug development, is made from a nanophosphor particle, ten thousand times smaller than a grain of sand.