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Imaging guided ablation therapy has been applied in both biomedical research and clinical trials and turned out to be one of the most promising approaches for cancer treatment. Herein, the multifunctional nanocapsules were fabricated through loading perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) into poly(lactic acid)(More)
A nanotheranostic agent has been readily fabricated by encapsulating tantalum oxide (TaOx) nanoparticles (NPs) into polypyrrole (PPy) NPs via a facile one-step chemical oxidation polymerization for bimodal imaging guided photothermal ablation of tumor. It was proved that the obtained composite nanoparticles (TaOx@PPy NPs) with an average diameter around 45(More)
Electrospinning of natural polymer nanofibers useful for biomedical applications often requires the use of cytotoxic organic solvents. In this study, gelatin nanofibers are electrospun from phosphate buffer saline/ethanol binary mixtures as a benign solvent at ambient temperature. The influences of ionic strength, ethanol concentration, and gelatin(More)
Uniform polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles are fabricated from a facile one-step aqueous dispersion polymerization. Owing to their high photothermal conversion efficiency and photostability compared with the well-known Au nanorods, as well as their good colloidal stability and biocompatibility, the resulting PPy nanoparticles can used as a novel promising(More)
The combination of CT imaging and photoacoustic (PA) imaging represents not only high resolution and ease of forming 3D visual image for locating tissues of interest, but also good soft tissue contrast and excellent high sensitivity, which is very beneficial to the precise guidance for photothermal therapy (PTT). The near infrared (NIR) absorbing Au(More)
A versatile oil-in-water emulsion method has been explored for constructing water-dispersible polypyrrole (PPy) nano-/microcapsules with a soluble PPy complex as multifunctional photothermal agents for tumor ablation. In this work, both PPy nanocapsules (280.4 ± 79.0 nm) and microcapsules (1.31 ± 0.45 μm) with liquid perfluorooctylbromide (PFOB) core could(More)
Biocompatible hollow capsules have been formed by electrostatic layer-by-layer self-assembly of a perfluorinated ionomer (Nafion) in alternation with ferric ions onto polystyrene latex particles or organic microcrystals, followed by dissolution of the cores by tetrahydrofuran or dimethylformamide. The stepwise growth of multilayers was followed by(More)
Aiming at the enhancement of the physicochemical stability as well as the sustained-release property of conventional liposomes, a novel polymerized vesicular carrier, 10,12-pentacosadiynoic acid (PCDA) vesicles, loaded with paclitaxel as a model hydrophobic drug has been successfully constituted by incorporation of a polymerizable diacetylene into the lipid(More)