Underwater-transparent nanodendritic coatings for directly monitoring cancer cells

Gao Yang, Hongliang Liu, Xueli Liu, Pengchao Zhang, Chao Huang, Tailin Xu, Lei Jiang, Shutao Wang

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Underwater-transparent nanodendritic coatings are easily fabricated by a three-step template process. After modification with anti-EpCAM, the coatings exhibit the capability for efficiently capturing rare number of cancer cells from whole blood. On the other hand, the unique underwater transparency enables the coatings to directly monitor captured cancer cells by optical imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)332-337
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Healthcare Materials
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer cells
  • Optical monitoring
  • Surface coating
  • Underwater transparency

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