To detect and destroy Cancer cells, IIT Researchers Develop Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots - FoxSplit
Cancer Cells

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee have developed fluorescent carbon nanodots for the detection and destruction of cancer cells at the same time.

Dr. Gopinath and his team are planning the next stage animals study for exploration and further evaluation.

PTI said that nanosized carbon material that can act as therapeutic and diagnostic agents for cancer, is derived from the leaves of the rosy periwinkle plant.

"Such phenomena of real-time image lead anticancer therapy by a system open a new paradigm in the field of anticancer therapy. With these nanomaterials, we can find cancer cells and track them through an imaging system.

Dr. Gopinath's and his team have synthesized carbon nanodots by heating the leaves of Catharanthus roseus, which is usually called pink Periwinkle, in a method which is known as "Hydrothermal Reaction".

To detect and destroy Cancer cells, IIT Researchers develop Fluorescent Carbon Nanodots - FoxSplit
Dr Gopinath and his Team 

He said, "We are planning next phase studies for the exploration and future evaluation of these nanomaterials in oncological applications, for both treatment and diagnosis."

This research conducted by IIT scholars was supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Union Ministry of Science and Technology Ministry and Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

"Identification and destruction of cancer cells have been a constant challenge in the field of oncology and cancer drug research for many decades. In the last few years, Nano Technology has appeared as one of the most promising areas in cancer diagnosis and treatment."

Gopinath said, "Nanomaterials from range 10-9 nanometer are being increasingly examined as agents in molecular diagnosis, molecular tumor imaging, and targeted therapy." For more updates on IITs, Stay tuned with us.

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