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
The story of how Bikanta came to be has much to do with the journey of its founders. Read how CCR & the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Program have innovated scientific training.read more
Siliconeer cover story on the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, including an interview of Bikantaread more
This year, Bikanta will be returning to the Boomer Venture Summit on June 30th, one among an impressive list of presenters.read more
Bikanta’s work has been published on the covers of leading journals and as featured spotlights:
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