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COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CANCER TREATMENT USING TARGETED CARBON NANOTUBES

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20140155333
9,504,745
A1
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Compositions for detecting and/or destroying cancer tumors and/or cancer cells via photodynamic therapy are disclosed, as well as methods of use thereof. The compositions comprise a linking protein or peptide attached to or otherwise physically associated with a carbon nanotube to form a targeted protein-carbon nanotube complex.
Harrison, JR., Roger G. (Norman, OK), Resasco, Daniel E. (Norman, OK), Neves, Luis Filipe Ferreira (Norman, PT)
The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (Norman OK)
14/ 100,892
December 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT [0002] This invention was made with government support under Grant No. DE-FG02-06ER64239 awarded by the Department of Energy and Grant No. W81XWH-07-1-0563 awarded by the Department of Defense. The Government has certain rights in the invention.