The Charge on Cancer: Using Induced Dipole Moment to Electrostatically Separate Healthy and Cancer Cell-Metal Nanoparticle Complex

Summary

The current nanotechnology based strategies have introduced a number of nanoparticles of variable chemistry and architecture for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Most nanoparticles are designed to safely reach their target and specifically release their cargo at the site of the disease. But these cargos are usually coated with chemical drugs and most anticancer drugs do not kill cancer cells completely because the mechanism of cancer initiation and spread is not completely understood.

Our proposed method based on physical techniques – particularly the use of electric field to induce dipole moments - have a better chance at segregating, separating and killing cancer cells without causing damage to normal cells.

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Fig 2: Experimental Method

The Team

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Sanjiv Sambandan Lecturer, Engineering, University of Cambridge ss698@cam.ac.uk

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Sudhakaran Prabhakaran Lecturer, Genetics, University of Cambridge sp339@cam.ac.uk


Project Outcomes

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PROJECT REPORT

Project report and documentation on Github

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PROJECT PROPOSAL

Original proposal and application

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PROJECT RESOURCES

Bill of Materials