Apparatus and method for the detection of cells

Zhigang Wang (Inventor)

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    Abstract

    An apparatus and method for in-vivo detection of magnetically labelled biological molecules or cells, located in a flowing medium in a human or animal body such as the blood stream (13). The apparatus provides a magnetic field to a region of interest inside the body in order to attract the magnetically labelled biological molecules or cells (15) to the region of interest. A second magnetic field provides a variable magnetic field to the region of interest and which transfers energy to the magnetically labelled biological molecules or cells. A detector detects changes in the electromagnetic energy emitted by the labelled cells in response to the variable magnetic field generated by the second magnetic field source and provides a quantitative or qualitative measure of the magnetically labelled biological molecules or cells. The energy detected may be infra-red energy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Patent numberWO2010052471
    IPCA61B 5/05 (2006.01)
    Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2010

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    Wang, Z. (2010). IPC No. A61B 5/05 (2006.01). Apparatus and method for the detection of cells. (Patent No. WO2010052471).