Chemical and Biological Engineering
Research Focus Area
Health Care Technology and Biomedical Engineering
Journal or Book Title
Trends in Biotechnology
Dynamic immunoimaging in vivo is crucial in patient-tailored immunotherapies to identify patients who will benefit from immunotherapies, monitor therapeutic efficacy post treatment, and determine alternative strategies for nonresponders. Nanoparticles have played a major role in the immunotherapy landscape. In this review, we summarize recent findings in immunoimaging where smart nanoparticles target, detect, stimulate, and deliver therapeutic dose in vivo. Nanoparticles interfaced with an immunoimaging toolbox enable the use of multiple modalities and achieve depth-resolved whole-body tracking of immunomarkers with high accuracy both before and after treatment. We highlight how functional nanoparticles track T cells, dendritic cells (DCs), tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs), and immune checkpoint receptors (ICRs), and facilitate image-guided interventions.
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Ou, Yu-Chuan; Wen, Xiaona; and Bardhan, Rizia, "Cancer Immunoimaging with Smart Nanoparticles" (2019). Chemical and Biological Engineering Publications. 409.