Leveraging Novel Multi-Functional Nanoparticles to Address Challenges in Oncology Diagnostics

Tuesday, July 30
10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Theater #2
Sponsored by Fortis Life Sciences


The development and innovative application of multi-functional reporter nanoparticles enable advancements in many diagnostics platforms. Here, we describe a new class of composite nanoparticle, magnetic gold nanoshells, which combine rapid magnetic concentration with a distinct plasmonic optical response to overcome complex diagnostic challenges like low analyte concentration and matrix effects. Using prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as a model system in lateral flow assays and other biosensors, we showcase the potential of these novel particles to enhance sensitivity and specificity and drive advancements in diagnostics.


Jess Widman
Product Development Scientist, Fortis Life Sciences