Liposome-gold nanorod hybrids for high-resolution visualization deep in tissues

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  • External authors:
  • Neus Lozano
  • Wafa T. Al-Jamal
  • Adrian Taruttis
  • Nicolas Beziere
  • Neal C. Burton
  • Jeroen Van Den Bossche
  • Mariarosa Mazza
  • Eva Herzog
  • Vasilis Ntziachristos


The design of liposome-nanoparticle hybrids offers a rich toolbox for the fabrication of multifunctional modalities. A self-assembled liposome-gold nanorod hybrid vesicular system that consists of lipid-bilayer-associated gold nanorods designed to allow deep tissue detection, therapy, and monitoring in living animals using multispectral optoacoustic tomography has been fabricated and characterized in vitro and in vivo. © 2012 American Chemical Society.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13256-13258
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2012