Molecular Imaging Probe
Contact person: Dra. Beatriz Salinas
Molecular imaging takes advantage of the traditional diagnostic imaging techniques and introduces molecular imaging probes to determine the expression of indicative molecular markers at different stages of diseases and disorders. Molecular imaging probe is an agent used to visualize, characterize and quantify biological processes in living systems. These agents typically comprises a signal agent, a targeting ligand (small molecules, peptides, peptidomimetics and antibodies) and, in some cases, a linker connecting the targeting moiety and the signal agent.
Due to the emerging role of this probes in molecular imaging, one of the main research line of the group is the design, synthesis and evaluation of new imaging probes (radiotracers, nanoparticles and optical probes) for the specific detection of biomarkers or biochemical processes.
Desco M. (2018-2021) Red Madrileña de Nanomedicina en Imagen Molecular (RENIM-CM). B2017/BMD-3867 Comunidad de Madrid.
Salinas, B. and Desco M. (2017-2019) Diagnóstico de la bacteriemia por Gram positivos mediante nuevos trazadores PET selectivos. PI16/02037 Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad