MAGNETIC NANOPARTICLES FOR TEMPERATURE-CONTROLED MOLECULE AND CELL SEPARATION AND DETECTION
Coated and functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for e.g. detection and separation of DNA and RNA, protein purification, cell separation and immunoassays, con-trolled by temperature. Contrary to state-of-art mag-netic nanoparticles presently used for separation, which always present a certain degree of aggregation, the present technology proposes nanoparticles with tem-perature-controlled magnetic response. The magnetic response of these new nanoparticles is suppressed at higher temperatures (tunable between 40°C and 100°C) avoiding aggregation and is enhanced at lower temperatures promoting separation.