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Erythrocyte-derived optical nano-probes for image-guided identification of tumor margins and cancer resection, National Cancer Institute, SBIR Phase I grant, 1R43-CA210715.


Erythrocyte-derived nanoparticles for light activated combination of chemo-photothermal therapy of tumors, National Cancer Institute, SBIR Phase I grant, R43 CA235945.