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Title: Simplifying skin disease diagnosis with topical nanotechnology
Authors: Yeo, David Chenloong
Xu, Chenjie
Keywords: Engineering::Chemical engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Source: Yeo, D. C., & Xu, C. (2018). Simplifying skin disease diagnosis with topical nanotechnology. SLAS Technology, 23(4), 401-403. doi:10.1177/2472630318775314
Journal: SLAS Technology
Abstract: A new study published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering1 documents a novel diagnostic technology that exploits topically applied nanotechnology to detect skin tissue biomarkers for diagnosis. This concept is demonstrated by noninvasively imaging connective tissue growth factor (CTGF) mRNA in abnormal scar cells, whole tissue, and animal models. In this commentary, we highlight the main findings and discuss their implications. Successful implementation in the clinic could give rise to self-applied, biopsy-free diagnostic technology and significantly reduce healthcare burden. Crucially, noninvasive visualization of disease biomarkers, mobile device signal acquisition, and Internet-enabled transmission could significantly transform the diagnosis of skin disease and other superficial tissues.
ISSN: 2472-6303
DOI: 10.1177/2472630318775314
Rights: © 2018 Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (published by SAGE). All rights reserved.
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