Nick Stone Sheds Light on Nanoparticle Science for the International Photodynamic Association

FREE TO WATCH: Prof. Nick Stone discussing the role of gold nanoparticles in providing rapid, non-invasive cancer diagnosis and treatment with the developing RaNT technology.

Nick joined Professors Vanderlei S. Bagnato and Jonathan Lovell as the first guest speakers for the International Photodynamic Association’s (IPA) Enlightenment Masterclass Series.

The livestreamed event was themed around “Shedding Light on Nanoparticle Science”, and Nick gave an in-depth introduction to the science behind the developing Raman Nanotheranostics technology platform.

The event was hosted by Dr. Pilar Acedo from University College London and Dr. Anne-Laure Bulin from University Grenoble Alpes INSERM.

Hit the button below to view a FULL recording of the talks on the IPA website! (Note: Nick’s talk is 40 minutes long starting at 8m40s)

Raman Nanotheranostics – How Can Inelastic Scattering Add Value?

Presenter: Nick Stone

Raman Nanotheranostics (RaNT) combines the molecular specificity and signal multiplexing capability of Raman spectroscopy, with surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy and nanoplasmonics. This enables the identification of specific functionalised nanoparticles at depths of many cm in tissues, as well as localised targeted heating and providing a direct measure of the local environment of the particle — such as temperature and pH — thus enabling a tailored feedback on the treatment in real-time.