Radiotracers are chemical compounds that are used to diagnose or deliver therapy to specific organs and tissues. The radiotracer consists of a linking molecule, a binding molecule and a radioactive compound. Radiotracer is injected into the body and it binds to specific target cells in the body. The linking molecule binds the radioactive compound to the binding molecule, which then binds to specific cells in body.
The radiotracer decays by emitting ionizing radiation that damages nuclear DNA, thereby stopping division of cells (cancer as well as normal cells). Radiotracers are not something new. In fact, they have been around for 100 years !!
Introduction to Theranostics
Theranostics is a field of medicine that refers to a combination of diagnostic imaging and therapy to treat various types of cancers. Theranostics = Therapy + Diagnostics. Patients are imaged and depending on the tumour size and spread, are identified for therapy. The therapy is given by localized radiation delivered only to the diseased region, reducing the impact on surrounding healthy cells.
Principle of Theranostics
How does it work?
- Radioactive compound is attached to a linking molecule that is bound to the binding molecule, which attaches to the cancer cell.
NABIOCON 2015 [National BIOmedical Engineering CONference]
Ceaseless technological innovations bring novel opportunities to healthcare applications providing ubiquitous solutions. TKM Institute of Technology, in association with IEEE EMBS, Kerala Chapter, is organizing a national conference NABIOCON 2015, focusing on the latest trends and innovations in biomedical world. Innovative ideas come from exceptional minds at exceptional times. This conference provides an arena for the biomedical communities in industry and academia to stage their ideas on latest advancements in biomedical world.
NABIOCON 2015 emphasizes on “The current furtherance of research in Biomedical Engineering”. This year conference opens a door to advancement in field of research in biomedical world, motivating engineers to formulate technology based solutions to address the riveting challenges faced by humanity today
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12th National Conference And Technology Exhibition On
Indian Medical Devices & Plastics Disposables / Implants Industry 2015
Pioneer & The Only Event For Medical Disposables & Implants Industry
January 9–10, 2015
Venue: J.B. Auditorium, Ahmedabad Management Association, IIM Road, Ahmedabad, India
An Exhibition Displaying materials, adhesives, new technologies, manufacturing / testing equipments, packaging / sterilization equipments and services for medical devices and medical plastics disposables industry
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EPFL scientists have developed a tiny, portable personal blood testing laboratory that sends data through mobile phone network. This is a tiny device that can analyse the concentration of these substances in the blood. Implanted just beneath the skin, it can detect up to five proteins and organic acids simultaneously, and then transmit the results directly to a doctor’s computer. This method will allow a much more personalized level of care than traditional blood tests can provide. Health care providers will be better able to monitor patients, particularly those with chronic illness or those undergoing chemotherapy. The prototype, still in the experimental stages, has demonstrated that it can reliably detect several commonly traced substances.
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