Xu H1, Cheng L, Wang C, Ma X, Li Y, Liu Z.
Biomaterials. 2011 Dec;32(35):9364-73. doi: 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2011.08.053. Epub 2011 Aug 30.Multimodal imaging and imaging-guided therapies have become a new trend in the current development of cancer theranostics. In this work, we encapsulate hydrophobic upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) together with iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) by using an amphiphilic block copolymer, poly (styrene-block-allyl alcohol) (PS(16)-b-PAA(10)), via a microemulsion method, obtaining an UC-IO@Polymer multi-functional nanocomposite system. Read More