Label-free, pulsed laser-driven imaging tool tracks nanotubes in cells, blood

March 8, 2012

Carbon nanotubes have potential applications in drug delivery to treat diseases and imaging for cancer research, but up until now there has been no technique to see both metallic and semiconducting nanotubes in living cells and the bloodstream, according to Ji-Xin Cheng, associate professor of biomedical engineering and chemistry at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN).