News | March 26, 2014
Manhattan Scientifics Begins Commercial Introduction Of Nanoparticles for Use in MRI
March 26, 2014 – Manhattan Scientifics announced a collaboration with Azano Biotech that will make NanoMRX Precision Nanoparticles available for purchase.
The nanoparticles are manufactured by Senior Scientific, a division of Manhattan Scientifics, primarily to support Senior Scientific’s NanoMRX cancer detection technology. NanoMRX nanoparticles are uniquely precise and reproducible for consistent results. This is the first time they will be made available for use outside of Senior Scientific’s own programs.
The NanoMRX nanoparticles are manufactured to a precision not available with other iron oxide nanoparticles on the market. For discriminating researchers and precise applications, the NanoMRX nanoparticles will remove experimental variability normally associated with nanoparticles and improve results.
Typically, only a small portion of nanoparticle lots from existing suppliers are actually the size requested. NanoMRX particles are provided in sizes from 5 to 30 nm, with a variation of +/- 0.5 nm.
“We developed these high precision nanoparticles for our own cancer detection technology," said Senior Scientifics’ President Gerald Grafe. "Now we are pleased to make them available for other applications. We believe Azano is a great partner for this effort, because they already reach the community who will benefit most from the use of our precision NanoMRX nanoparticles. The market for precision nanoparticles is still in its infancy but early indications suggest a good deal of interest from a number of potential users."
Michael Perrine, CEO of Azano Biotech, said, “Nanoparticles are increasingly important in biomedical technologies. We are eager to make Senior Scientifics’ high precision nanoparticles available to the industry. We anticipate applications in separation, targeting, MRI contrast and Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI).”
Senior Scientific, a unit of Manhattan Scientifics Inc., is pioneering the NanoMRX technology, driving it from “bench to bedside.” The technology uses non-toxic NanoMRX iron oxide nanoparticles and ultrasensitive magnetic detection for a highly sensitive and very specific approach to cancer detection that can locate and measure tumors one millionth the size detectable by X-rays and MRI.
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