Researchers at the NCL have developed a nanotechnology platform which targets the lymphatic system via scavenger receptor A1 (SR-A1), a cell surface receptor highly expressed...
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Nanotechnology Characterization Lab
Eliminating suffering and death from cancer requires an unprecedented collaborative effort that leverages resources from government, industry, and academia. Working in concert with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory to perform preclinical efficacy and toxicity testing of nanoparticles.
The NCL serves as a national resource and knowledge base for all cancer researchers to facilitate the regulatory review of nanotechnologies intended for cancer therapies and diagnostics. By providing the critical infrastructure and characterization services to nanomaterial providers, the NCL accelerates the transition of basic nanoscale particles and devices into clinical applications, thereby reducing suffering and death from cancer.
There are multiple ways the NCL can help nanotech researchers and developers advance their technology, including characterization, reformulation, optimization, lead selection, method development, and more.
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The NCL solicits applications for the most promising cancer nanomedicine candidates for acceptance into its Assay Cascade characterization and testing program.
The US FDA released a report summarizing the agency's efforts in the field of nanotechnology.