Novel contributions on luminescent apatite-based colloids intended for medical imaging.

  title={Novel contributions on luminescent apatite-based colloids intended for medical imaging.},
  author={Ahmed Al-Kattan and V{\'e}ronique Santran and Pascal Dufour and Jeannette Dexpert-Ghys and Christophe Drouet},
  journal={Journal of biomaterials applications},
  volume={28 5},
The setup of colloidal hybrid nanosystems based on biomimetic calcium phosphate apatites doped with europium ions has recently raised great interest in the pharmacological community, especially due to their bio-inspired character. This is especially relevant in relation with medical imaging for cancer diagnosis. Questions however remain in relation to a number of applicability aspects, some of which have been examined in this contribution. In a first part of this work, we explored further the… CONTINUE READING


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