Creating Biomedical Technologies to Improve Health


Chemistry and Radiochemistry Section

drawing of a chemistry apparatus

The Chemistry and Radiochemistry Section (CRS) is part of the Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN), NIBIB. The CRS furthers LOMIN’s multidisciplinary efforts to develop chemical entities and biological procedures to diagnose and treat human diseases. The CRS does this by development of: 1) chemical syntheses that create robust, selective entities to carry radionuclides and fluorophores for diagnostic imaging, 2) conjugation procedures that allow targeted delivery and specific release of therapeutic drugs, and 3) activatable probes with sensitivity to an in vivo parameter, such as pH, temperature, NO concentration, etc.