Sara Westrøm

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Quantum dots have emerged with great promise for biological applications as fluorescent markers for immunostaining, labels for intracellular trafficking, and photosensitizers for photodynamic therapy. However, upon entry into a cell, quantum dots are trapped and their fluorescence is quenched in endocytic vesicles such as endosomes and lysosomes. In this(More)
Encapsulation of drugs in nanoparticles can enhance the accumulation of drugs in tumours, reduce toxicity toward healthy tissue, and improve pharmacokinetics compared to administration of free drug. To achieve efficient delivery and release of drugs at the target site, mechanisms of interaction between the nanoparticles and cells and the mechanism of(More)
After publication it was noted by the author that Figure 5 in the article 'Contact-mediated intracellular delivery of hydrophobic drugs from polymeric nanoparticles' (Snipstad et al. 2014) was published incorrectly. Panel b and panel d were identical. The corrected figure is shown below (Figure 1). permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in(More)
INTRODUCTION Alpha-emitting radionuclides have gained considerable attention as payloads for cancer targeting molecules due to their high cytotoxicity. One attractive radionuclide for this purpose is 212Pb, which by itself is a β-emitter, but acts as an in vivo generator for its short-lived α-emitting daughters. The standard method of preparing(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a rare form of cancer but with a substantial need for new active drugs. There is a particular need for targeted therapies to combat metastatic disease. One possible approach is to use an antibody drug conjugate or an antibody radionuclide conjugate to target the osteosarcoma metastases and circulating tumor cells. Herein we have(More)
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