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Compositions and methods for cancer treatment using targeted carbon nanotubes

United States Patent

November 29, 2016
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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, OK)
The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma (Norman, OK)
14/ 100,892
December 9, 2013
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT 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.