Optically-absorbing nanoparticles for enhanced tissue repair
AuthorWest, Jennifer L.; Drezek, Rebekah; Sershen, Scott R.; Halas, Nancy J.
This invention is generally in the field of improved methods for the localized delivery of heat and the use thereof for the repair of tissue. The method involves localized induction of hyperthermia in tissue or materials by delivering nanoparticles to the tissue or materials and exposing the nanoparticles to an excitation source under conditions wherein they emit heat. The generation of heat effects the joining of the tissue or materials.
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