Carbon nanotube vectors for cardiovascular disease


Valerie C. Moore,, Jodie L. Conyers, and S. Ward Casscells. Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 6770 Bertner Avenue THI C964A, Houston, TX 77030
Carbon nanotubes are a unique candidate for the foundation of a multifunctional nanovector. Carbon nanotubes are distinctively small containers and scaffolds that when filled with iodine and functionalized with a vulnerable plaque targeting agent create an atherosclerosis directed CT contrast nanovector. This poster will focus our progress toward the application of carbon nanotube vectors to cardiovascular disease including data on in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo biodistribution and clearance.