Leeds Microbubble Consortium

City's Cancer Breakthrough

Research taking place in Leeds could revolutionise the way cancer is treated – by bombarding tumours with tiny bubbles filled with drugs.

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Gold nanotubes

Researchers including Dr Sunjie Ye and Professor Steve Evans from the School of Physics and Astronomy have shown that gold nanotubes have many applications in fighting cancer including: internal nanoprobes for high-resolution imaging; drug delivery vehicles; and agents for destroying cancer cells.

Phys Org

Photonics online


University of Leeds


The Times of India

China Daily

Bioptics World

Epigem and University of Leeds unveil first Microbubble instrument -  The Horizon

Tim Ryan, director of Epigem (www.epigem.co.uk), said: “We are delighted that finally the fruits of our research with Leeds University are being seen. Micro-fluidics is enabling this new technology to potentially create a whole new research field. This world-first shows that British science and engineering continues to blaze a trail and potentially benefit cancer sufferers throughout the world.”, 14th July 2013, for the full press release, click here

University of Leeds - Impact:
"Bursting bubbles with sound help treatments hit the spot", Issue 5, Autumn 2010, pp 20-22
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"New treatment for cancer comes from bursting bubbles", Tuesday 29th June 2010.

University of Leeds - Research News
"Bursting bubbles with sound offers new treatments for cancer", Monday 28th June 2010.
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The Telegraph 
"Exploding gas bubbles could destroy cancer",  27th June 2010
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