Dr Mo Yang, Associate Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering,develops nano probe to kill cancer cells

In a feature of its series on biomedical nanotechnology, Wen Wei Po interviewed Dr Mo Yang, Associate Professor of Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU. Dr Yang and his research team spent three years to develop a new material named MoS2. They used the new material to make a nano-probe, which can be inserted into a human body to “track down” cancer cells, and then to release the drug of target therapy directly to the nucleus of the cancer cells. The fluorescent nano-probe will have its colour changed when cancer cells are killed. It is anticipated that the new item could be commercialised in 10 years. (Wen Wei Po A11)