Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Embedded in Living Magnetotactic Bacteria for Potential Use as Carriers for In Vivo Applications

  title={Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles Embedded in Living Magnetotactic Bacteria for Potential Use as Carriers for In Vivo Applications},
  author={Ouajdi Felfoul and Massoud Mohammadi and Sylvain Martel},
  journal={2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
MC-1 Magnetotactic Bacteria (MTB) are studied for their potential use as bio-carriers for drug delivery. The exploitation of the flagella combined with nanoparticles magnetite or magnetosomes chain embedded in each bacterium and used to change the swimming direction of each MTB through magnetotaxis provide both propulsion and steering in small diameters blood vessels. But for guiding these MTB towards a target, being capable to image these living bacteria in vivo using an existing medical… CONTINUE READING


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