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Probes, Methods of Making Probes, and Methods of Use

United States Patent Application

20140356283
A1
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Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for water soluble polyethylene glycol (PEG)-polymeric melanin (PEG-melanin) nanoparticles, methods of using the PEG-melanin nanoparticle, methods of making the PEG-melanin nanoparticle, methods of imaging a diseases or condition (e.g., pre-cancerous tissue, cancer, or a tumor), and the like. Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used in multimodal imaging (e.g., photoacoustic, nuclear, magnetic, fluorescent, and the like).
Cheng, Zhen (Mountain View, CA), Fan, Quli (Nanjing, CN), Cheng, Kai (Sunnyvale, CA), Hu, Xiang (Wuhan, CN)
14/ 288,441
May 28, 2014
FEDERAL SPONSORSHIP [0002] This invention was made with Government support under Contract/Grant No. DE-SC0008397, awarded by Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.