Mar 24

Cover on ACS Appl Mater Interfaces for a collaboration work on Fluorine Labeling of Nanoparticles

Researcher from Institute Biofisika, CIC biomaGUNE and ACHUCARRO collaborate in this work in the field of molecular imaging

This article shows the results of an amazing collaboration that led to successfully prepare fluorine-labelled nanoparticles (NPs) that are active in 19F magnetic resonance imaging (19F MRI) by either conjugating four different fluorinated building blocks, shown in the 3D structure, to carboxyl-modified NPs or by direct grafting of PEG-fluorinated ligands. The research team obtained 19F MRI images of NPs accumulating in mice livers after intravenous injection.

This imaging study has been selected by the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces to be the cover of the March Issue.

This work is the result of a fruitful collaboration between researchers and institutions in the Basque Country, like Ikerbasque, Instituto Biofisika (CSIC - UPV/EHU), CIC biomaGUNE and Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience.