A nanodiamond is forever. At least, in terms of fluorescent signal, they are. Fluorescent nanodiamonds never photobleach or blink. They are tiny fluorescent sources of steady and permanent near infrared light that can be leveraged to detect targets deep in tissue.
Bikanta’s nanodiamonds are superior optical probes for:
✓ Signal Stability
✓ Customizability (to target specific diseases)
✓ Biocompatibility (no toxicity)
Bikanta is also designing novel imaging scanners and microscopes to improve detection capabilities. Nanodiamonds are exquisitely sensitive to magnetic fields. This sensitivity can be used to reduce background noise more than 100-fold over current methods and to improve visualization deeper into the body. Already, Bikanta’s technology has been used to visualize lymph nodes that were invisible in conventional imaging, the first step to early metastatic node detection.
Nanodiamonds truly are our best friends.
Ambika Bumb, PhD
Terry Sachlos, PhD
Peter Dobson, PhD
Ileane Rosenthal, MBA
Li Zhuo, PhD
Min Wang, PhD
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