Summary of the technology
Low cost device that allows the simultaneous or sequential induction of both magnetic and optical hyperthermia. For use in local treatments, this is the first time these two heat induction mechanisms have been combined in a single device
Description of the technology
Advanced nanotherapies require sophisticated actuation and control methods. This device sees magnetic and optical heat induction mechanisms brought together in a single device that allows their sequential and simultaneous application. It can find additional uses in nanothermometry for the non-invasive monitoring of local temperature variations in real time, and in the controlled release of drugs from nanostructures.
The technology further provides a solution to the ongoing search for the nanostructures suitable for adbanced nanotherapies allowing detailed magneto-optical characterisation of candidate structures.
- Full control over two heat induction mechanisms in a single device
- Real-time monitoring and control of local temperature and drug release
- Non-invasive thermometry for hard-to-reach areas
- More precise, more easily reproducible nanotherapies
Current development status
Combined magnetic/optical hyperthermia treatment. Temperature-controlled drug release and monitoring. Nanostructure characterisation. non-invasive nanothermometry.
Desired business relationship
Intellectual property status
Patent already applied for
Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Technology Transfer Office
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