Journal article

Near-Infrared Fluorescent Nanomaterials for Bioimaging and Sensing

Philipp Reineck, Brant C Gibson

Advanced Optical Materials | WILEY-V C H VERLAG GMBH | Published : 2017


A great challenge in noninvasive biomedical imaging is the acquisition of images inside a biological system at the cellular level. Common modalities used today such as magnetic resonance or computed tomography imaging have the advantage that any part of a living organism can be imaged at any depth, but are limited to millimeter resolution and can usually not be employed e.g., for surgical guidance. Optical imaging techniques offer resolution on the 100 nanometer scale, but are limited by the strong attenuation of visible light by biological matter and are traditionally used to image on the surface. Near-infrared light in the “biological windows” can penetrate much deeper into biological samp..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work has been supported by ARC grants FT110100225 and CE140100003. The authors acknowledge the support of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). B.C.G. acknowledges the support of an ARC Future Fellowship and the Defense Science Institute. The authors sincerely thank Marco Capelli for the design of the TOC figure.