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dc.creatorWest, Jennifer L.
Sershen, Scott R.
Halas, Nancy J.
Oldenburg, Steven J.
Averitt, Richard D.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-04T19:05:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-04T19:05:31Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08-06
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/79850
dc.description.abstract A thermally sensitive polymer-particle composite that absorbs electromagnetic radiation, and uses the absorbed energy to trigger the delivery of a chemical is disclosed. Metal nanoshells are nanoparticulate materials that are suitable for use in the present composites and can be made according to a process that includes optically tuning or tailoring their maximum optical absorption to any desired wavelength primarily by altering the ratio of the core diameter to the shell thickness. Preferred nanoshells are selected that strongly absorb light in the near-infrared and thus produce heat. These nanoshells are combined with a temperature-sensitive material to provide an implantable or injectable material for modulated drug delivery via external exposure to near-IR light. This invention provides a means to improve the quality of life for persons requiring multiple injections of a drug, such as diabetes mellitus patients.
dc.format.extent 17 pp
dc.language.iso eng
dc.title Temperature-sensitive polymer/nanoshell composites for photothermally modulated drug delivery
dc.type Utility patent
dc.digitization.specificationsThis patent information was downloaded from the US Patent and Trademark website (http://www.uspto.gov/) as image-PDFs. The PDFs were OCRed for access purposes.
dc.contributor.publisher United States Patent and Trademark Office
dc.type.genre patents
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.date.filed 2000-07-14
dc.identifier.patentID US6428811B1
dc.contributor.assignee Rice University
dc.identifier.citation West, Jennifer L., Sershen, Scott R., Halas, Nancy J., Oldenburg, Steven J. and Averitt, Richard D., "Temperature-sensitive polymer/nanoshell composites for photothermally modulated drug delivery." Patent US6428811B1. issued 2002-08-06. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/1911/79850.


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