Tracking Carbon Nanomaterials in Cells and Tissues
Register today for this free webinar, Dr. Cyrill Bussy, will show you how to track the fate and location of carbon nanomaterials using raman spectroscopy.
Carbon nanomaterials have recently gained attention due to a combination of physicochemical properties that make them attractive for numerous applications including biomedicine. Due to their carbonaceous nature, they are difficult to track in the carbon-based matrix of biological systems without adding labels. Labelling with fluorescent or radioactive tags makes carbon nanomaterials detectable and quantifiable, but it also alters their surface and hence their interactions with and distribution within biological systems. Raman chemical imaging, using the spectroscopic properties of these materials, can overcome this issue and detect bare carbon nanomaterials in situ because carbon nanomaterials can be easily identified and distinguished from other materials by their characteristic Raman fingerprints.