Magnetization of large polystyrene peptide beads for capturing and expanding cancer cells

Jan Mařík, Derick H Lau, Aimin Song, Xiaobing Wang, Ruiwu Liu, Kit Lam

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A method is described for preparation of large magnetic polystyrene beads coupled with peptide ligands for surface receptors of lung cancer cells. We have demonstrated the feasibility of using these magnetic peptide beads for capturing and enriching lung cancer cells spiked into blood. These magnetic peptide beads potentially can be used to efficiently isolate cancer cells from body fluids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-157
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Aug 2003



  • Cancer cell isolation
  • Magnetic peptide beads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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