NanoSight’s Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis in the Study of Exosomes.

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February 2, 2011

One of the fastest growing applications for NanoSight’s nanoparticle tracking analysis is the study of exosomes. Work at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford has shown a unique application for NTA as an early detector for biomarkers. Most researchers concur that the high levels of microvesicles and/or exosomes are associated with (i.e. potential biomarkers for) thrombotic diseases, cardiovascular disease and some cancers. Oxford team-leader, Professor Ian Sargent, has said that “NTA is a major step forward in analytical capability taking the limits of flow cytometry down almost an order of magnitude. It is rapid and characterizes polydispersity well.”

Molecular Biology

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