Incorporating biotechnology, nanotechnology and chemistry, we are developing biocompatible nano-/mirco-particles with multi-functional properties. These particles can be designed with various contrast agents for imaging and can be used to carry larger payloads of drugs. Modification of these particles provides functional groups for conjugation to antibodies, which allows for targeted delivery. The flexibility of these particles also enables them to be loaded with gene therapeutics.
Innovative theranostic strategies will provide diagnosis, targeted therapy and direct monitoring of success or failure of treatment in a single approach.