Quantum dots for molecular pathology: their time has arrived

J Mol Diagn. 2007 Feb;9(1):7-11. doi: 10.2353/jmoldx.2007.060186.


Assessing malignant tumors for expression of multiple biomarkers provides data that are critical for patient management. Quantum dot-conjugated probes to specific biomarkers are powerful tools that can be applied in a multiplex manner to single tissue sections of biopsies to measure expression levels of multiple biomarkers.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / metabolism*
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Humans
  • Molecular Probe Techniques*
  • Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Quantum Dots*


  • Biomarkers