The approach here is to use mesoporous silica nanoparticles that are loaded with drug and decorated with prostate cancer specific targeting moieties to “attack” prostate cancer. We collaborate heavily with Dr. Jason Townson, Dr. Yu-Shen Lin, and Dr. Jeffrey Brinker to accomplish these goals. Not a lot to disclose right now – PCT to be filed!
Team: Carson Gavin, Siddika Pardhan, Nicole Hague (part-time)
Figure 1. Ultrastructure of Various Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles by TEM. Left Panel – Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs). Scale bar is 50 nm. Middle Panel – MSNPs with Iron Oxide loaded into them. Right panel – MSNPs with a larger “pore” structure or network. Images provided courtesy of Dr. Yu-Shen Lin (UNM).