Heparin is a natural polysaccharide composed of alternating highly sulfated uronic acid and glucosamine. It widely exists in human cells, so it has good biocompatibility and safety, and the probability of immune rejection during administration is low. In addition, there are a large number of chemical groups such as carboxyl, amino and hydroxyl groups in the heparin molecule, which provide the possibility for the modification of heparin, so heparin and its derivatives are widely used as drug carriers. Heparin-based anti-tumor drug delivery systems can enhance the anti-tumor efficacy of drugs, and at the same time heparin itself can also play an anti-tumor metastasis function. In order to facilitate the tracking and research of heparin in the field of drug delivery, we added a fluorophore to heparin. This allows researchers to easily track and localize the distribution of the contained drug in vivo.
CD Bioparticles offers fluorescent heparin for drug delivery development, with conjugated fluorophores including, AMCA, Biotin, FITC, NIR, and Rhodamine B. Contact us to find out how fluorescent heparins can help you in your work.