EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 75, 2014JEMS 2013 – Joint European Magnetic Symposia
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||8. Mediaca, Biomedical, Biomagnetic and Biotechnology applications|
|Published online||03 July 2014|
Can commercial ferrofluids be exploited in AC magnetic hyperthermia treatment to address diverse biomedical aspects?
1 Department of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54 124, Greece
2 Fakultät für Physik and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen (CeNIDE), Universität Duisburg-Essen, Lotharstr. 1, Duisburg D-47048, Germany
Published online: 3 July 2014
Multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles are considered as promising candidates for various applications combining diagnosis, imaging and therapy. In the present work, we elaborate on the commercial colloidal solution “FluidMAG” (from Chemicell GmbH) as a possible candidate for magnetic hyperthermia application. The current product is a dispersion of magnetite nanoparticles employed for purification or separation of biotinylated biomolecules from different sources (e.g. blood). Transmission Electron Microscopy showed that the NPs have a spherical shape with mean diameter of 12.3 nm (± 20%), and SQUID magnetometry revealed their superparamagnetic character. Our promising results of the AC hyperthermia efficiency of “FluidMAG” suggest that with the appropriate manipulation it can also be exploited as magnetic hyperthermia agent.
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