Other Resources – NexION 2000
Plants primarily serve as a food substance, being an important source of nutrients. However, toxic elements can also be found in plants, primarily through uptake from the soil, water, and fertilizer. Therefore, it is important to measure both the nutritional and toxic elemental content of plants and plant materials.
Eye drops are commonly used medications which are available both over-the-counter and as prescriptions in various forms. Because eye drops are classified as a parenteral medication and have relatively large daily doses, the inorganic components in eye drops must be present at low concentrations. As a result, ICP-MS is the most appropriate technique for the determination of trace elements in eye drops.
Cisplatin, carboplatin, and oxaliplatin are the most widely used of platinum-based cancer chemotherapy drugs in the Western world. Cisplatin's effectiveness is due to its ability to bind to the DNA, resulting in DNA-platinum (Pt) adducts, which bend the DNA.
Owing to the toxicity of heavy metals, it is increasingly important to test cannabis flowers and other cannabis derivatives so that patient and consumer safety is maintained as the use of cannabis becomes more common.
Nanoparticles (NPs) have been of significant interest over the last two decades as they offer attractive benefits for drug delivery to overcome limitations in conventional chemotherapy. Nanoparticles can be engineered to carry both drugs and imaging probes to simultaneously detect and treat cancer.