Magnetic hyperthermia technique is a variant of microwave hyperthermia in oncology protocols established as an adjunct to other treatments (eg radiotherapy).
Hyperthermia processes consist in the increase of temperature (up to 45 º C) to generate induced cell death to tumor regression.
We can distinguish two different areas as appropriate for biomedical applications, “in vitro” or “in vivo”.
– Biomedical Applications “in vitro”.
In this area we can highlight the area devoted to the study of magnetic hyperthermiatechnique and dedicated to the pathology.
– Biomedical Applications “in vivo”.
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Equipment: Hyperthermia / Nanoscale Biomagnetics / Serie DM100
Applications: The equipment used in hyperthermia are designed and made by the company nanoScale Biomagnetics (spin-off from the University of Zaragoza).
The specific needs of suitable equipment to the implementation process, measurement and analysis of results were included in the DM series 100. This has worked on characterization of nanostructured materials, cell culture experiments, parasitology, among other areas.
The DM Series teams 100 applies a magnetic field (from 0 to 100 gauss) at a fixed frequency (250 or 500 kHz) and temperature measurements performed in situ using an advanced fiber optic system without metal parts and a negligible thermal mass.
The measurement information is processed in a computer, to schedule and automate the test.
– Intensity adjustable from 0 to 100 gauss.
– Manual and programmable via PC mode.
– Supports USB, RS-232, GPIB.
– Free application software for automation and data processing.
– Driver for use with open source labview, matlab, etc..
– User’s Guide to Getting Started with experience in HTM.
– After-sales service for scientific advice and technical assistance