High-sensitivity biophotonic detection method for in-vitro and in-vivo applications

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Biosciences


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Description Nanotether Biochemistry
Amount £353,627 (GBP)
Funding ID 100408 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2007 
End 10/2010
Title silica-QDs 
Description thin silica-coated CdSe/ZnS quantum dots 
Type Of Material Technology assay or reagent 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Spherical particles of <20 nm diameter with a single semiconductor quantum dot in the centre of a thin silica shell of good morphology were achieved, promising for biophotonic applications where hydrophilic bio-compatible and small luminescent nanoparticles are needed.