Quantum Dots Provide Quantitative Profile of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarkers on Single Cells, Johns Hopkins University Study  
4/6/2012 8:57:49 AM

With the aid of a novel set of lipid-coated, targeted quantum dots, researchers at Johns Hopkins University have developed a method for quantifying multiple specific biomarkers on the surfaces of individual cancer cells. This approach to quantitative biomarker detection stands to improve the histopathology methods used to diagnosis pancreatic and other cancers and enable the development of methods to spot cancer cells circulating in the blood stream.