The delivery of anticancer agents delivered by magnetic carrier particles (MP) is an exciting new prospect in treating cancer. Here an experimental model is used to investigate the physical guidance of magnetic carrier colloids through simulated tissues. Using a gradient magnetic field, it was found that magnetic particles could be dispersed within a simulated diseased tissue in < 120 minutes. This treatment time depended on the magnetic field, the MP properties and the kind of tissue (interstitial space between the cells). These results indicate that the magnetic guidance of colloids has the potential for treating sub-surface cancers within the human body.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|
- magnetic drug targeting
- magnetic particles
- agar gels