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Oshra Betzer, Rinat Ankri, Menachem Motiei, and Rachela Popovtzer;Theranostic Approach for Cancer Treatment: Multifunctional Gold Nanorods for Optical Imaging and Photothermal Therapy”. Journal of Nanomaterials, Article ID 646713, 2015. pdf

Adi Vegerhof , Arkady Rudinzky, Yevgeny Beiderman, Hamootal Duadi, Rachela Popovtzer and Zeev Zalevsky; “Manipulated magnetic nano particles for Photonic biomedical mapping”. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters, October 2015

Malka Shilo, Peter Berenstein, Tamar Dreifuss, Yuval Nash, Guy Goldsmith, Gila Kazimirsky, Menachem Motiei, Dan Frenkel, Chaya Brodie and Rachela Popovtzer; “Insulin-Coated Gold Nanoparticles as a New Concept for Personalized and Adjustable Glucose Regulation”. Nanoscale, Nov. 2015 pdf

O. Betzer, R. Meir, T. Dreifuss, K. Shamalov, M. Motiei, A. Shwartz, K. Baranes, C. J. Cohen, N. Shraga-Heled, R. Ofir, G. Yadid & R. Popovtzer;In-vitro Optimization of Nanoparticle-Cell Labeling Protocols”. Scientific Reports, October 2015. pdf

Eran A. Barnoy, Dror Fixler, Rachela Popovtzer, Tsviya Nayhoz and Krishanu Ray; “An ultra-sensitive dual imaging system of diffusion reflection and fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy using metal enhanced fluorescence in solid phantoms”. Nano Research, August 2015. pdf

Shmulik Schwartz, Dror Fixler, Rachela Popovtzer, and Orit Shefi: “Fluorescence life-time imaging and steady state polarization for examining binding of fluorophores to gold nanoparticles”. Journal of Biophotonics, 8, No. 11–12, 944–951 (2015). pdf

Tamar Dreifuss, Oshra Betzer, Malka Shilo, Aron Popovtzer, Menachem Motiei and Rachela Popovtzer; A Challenge for Theranostics: Is the Optimal Particle for Therapy Also Optimal for Diagnostics?; Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03119B.  pdf

M. Shilo, A. Sharon, K. Baranes, M. Motiei, J.-P. M. Lellouche, and R. Popovtzer, “The effect of nanoparticle size on the probability to cross the blood-brain barrier: an in-vitro endothelial cell model,” J. Nanobiotechnology, 2015. pdf

Rinat Meir, Kata Shamalov, Oshra Betzer, Menachem Motiei, Ronen Yehuda, Aron Popovtzer, Rachela Popovtzer and Cyrille J. Cohen, "Nanomedicine for Cancer Immunotherapy: Tracking Cancer-Specific T-cells in vivo with Gold Nanoparticles and CT Imaging", accepted for publication, ACS nano, May 2015. pdf

Rinat Meir, Menachem Motiei & Rachela Popovtzer; "Gold nanoparticles for in vivo cell tracking" Nanomedicine, DOI 10.2217/nnm.14.129 (2014) pdf

Betzer, A. Shwartz, M. Motiei, G. Kazimirsky, I. Gispan, E. Damti, C. Brodie, G. Yadid and R. Popovtzer; "Nanoparticle-Based CT Imaging Technique for Longitudinal and Quantitative Stem Cell Tracking within the Brain: Application in Neuropsychiatric Disorders" ACS Nano DOI: 10.1021/nn503131h, August 2014 pdf

Ankri, D. Leshem-Lev, D. Fixler, R. Popovtzer, M. Motiei, R. Kornowski, E. Hochhauser, E. I Lev “Gold Nanorods as Absorption Contrast Agents for the Noninvasive Detection of Arterial Vascular Disorders Based on Diffusion Reflection Measurements”. Accepted NanoLetters, DOI: 10.1021/nl500573d (2014). pdf

Malka Shilo, Menachem Motiei, Panet Hana and Rachela Popovtzer; Transport of Nanoparticles through the Blood-Brain Barrier for Imaging and Therapeutic Applications; Nanoscale, 6 (4), 2146 – 2152, (2014). pdf

Rinat Ankri, Dolev Peretz, Menachem Motiei, Osnat Sella-Tavor and Rachela Popovtzer; New optical method for enhanced detection of colon cancer by capsule endoscopy; Nanoscale; 5, 9806-9811, (2013). pdf

Taeyjuana Y. Curry, Raoul Kopelman, Malka Shilo and Rachela Popovtzer; Multifunctional Theranostic Gold Nanoparticles for Targeted CT Imaging and Photothermal Therapy; Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, 9 (1) 53-61, (2013). pdf

Duadi, D. Fixler and R. Popovtzer; The Dependence of Light Scattering profile in Tissue on Blood Vessel Diameter and Distribution - a Computer Simulation Study. Journal of Biomedical Optics, (18) 11, Article Number: 111408   Published: Nov 2013. pdf

Rinat Ankri, Amihai Meiri, Shemuel I. Lau, Menachem Motiei, Rachela Popovtzer, Dror Fixler; Intercoupling surface plasmon resonance and diffusion reflection measurements for real-time cancer detection. Journal of Biophotonics, 6 (2), 188-196 (2013). pdf

Kobi Jakobsohn, Menachem Mutiei, Moshe Sinvani and Rachela Popovtzer; Toward Real Time Detection of Tumor Margins Using Photothermal Imaging of Immune-targeted Gold Nanoparticles. International Journal of Nanomedicine, 4707 - 4713 (2012). pdf

Vital Peretz, Menachem Motiei, Chaim Sukenik, and Rachela Popovtzer, The effect of nanoparticle size on cellular binding probability. Journal of Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, vol 2012, 1-7, (2012). pdf

Rinat Ankri, Vital Peretz, Menachem Motiei, Rachela Popovtzer and Dror Fixler; A new method for cancer detection based on diffusion reflection measurements of targeted gold nanorods: International Journal of Nanomedicine; 449-455 (2012). pdf

Malka Shilo, Tobi Reuveni, Menachem Motiei and Rachela Popovtzer, Nanoparticles as computed tomography contrast agents: current status and future perspectives; review paper (invited). Nanomedicine. 257-269 (2012). pdf

Reuveni T, Motiei. M., Romman Z,  Popovtzer A,  Popovtzer R. Targeted gold nanoparticles enable molecular CT imaging of cancer: an in vivo study. International Journal of Nanomedicine; 1-6, (2011).pdf

Shacham-Diamand, S. Belkin , J. Rishpon, T. Elad, S. Melamed, A. Biran, S. Yagur-Kroll, R. Almog, R. Daniel, H. Ben-Yoav , A. Rabner , S. Vernick , N. Elman and R. Popovtzer; “Optical and Electrical Interfacing Technologies for Living Cell Bio-Chips”, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, 376-383 (2010). pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Ashish Agrawal, Nicholas A. Kotov, Aron Popovtzer, James Balter, Thomas. E. Carey and Raoul Kopelman. “Targeted Gold Nanoparticles enable Molecular CT Imaging of Cancer”. NanoLetters, 8 (12) Pages: 4593-4596, (2008). pdf

R. Popovtzer, T. Neufeld, A. Popovtzer, I. Rivkin, R. Margalit, D. Engel, A. Nudelman, A. Rephaeli, J. Rishpon and Y.Shacham-Diamand "Electrochemical lab on a chip for high-throughput analysis of anticancer drugs efficiency"; Nanomedicine-Nanotechnology Biology and Medicine; 4 (2): 121-126, 2008. pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Ashish Agrawal, Nicholas A. Kotov, Aron Popovtzer, James Balter, Thomas. E. Carey and Raoul Kopelman "Gold Nano-Probes as Targeted CT Contrast Agents for In-vivo cancer Imaging" NSTI Nanotech , VOL 2, Technical Proceeding: 5-7, 2008. pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Tova Neufeld, Ilia Rivkin,  Rimona margalit, Dikla Engel, Abraham Nudelman, Ada Rephaeli, Judith Rishpon and Yosi Shacham-Diamand. “High-Throughput Detection of Colon Cancer Cells Response to Different Drug Treatments”. Nanomedicine 4 (2): 121-126 June 2008.

Rachela Popovtzer, Amir Natan and Yosi Shacham-Diamand. “Mathematical model of whole cell based bio-chip: An electrochemical biosensor for water toxicity detection”. Journal of electro-analytical chemistry 602 (1): 17-23 APR 1 2007. pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Tova Neufeld, Eliora Z. Ron, Judith Rishpon, and Yosi Shacham-Diamand. "Electrochemical Detection of Biological Reactions using a Novel Nano-Bio-Chip Array", Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, 119 (2): 664-672 Feb 2006. pdf

Tova Neufeld, Dvora Biran, Rachela Popovtzer, Tamir Erez, Eliora Z. Ron and Judith Rishpon. "Genetically Engineered pfabA pfabR Bacteria: an Electrochemical Whole Cell Biosensor for Detection of Water Toxicity". Analytical Chemistry, 78 (14): 4952-4956 Jul 2006. pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Tova Neufeld, Eliora Z. Ron, Judith Rishpon, and Yosi Shacham-Diamand. " Electrochemical ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ for Toxicity Detection in Water" NSTI Nanotech , VOL 2, Technical Proceeding: 205-208, 2006. pdf

Rachela Popovtzer, Tova Neufeld, Eliora Z. Ron, Judith Rishpon, and Yosi Shacham-Diamand. "Novel Integrated Electrochemical Nano-Bio-Chip for Toxicity Detection in Water". NanoLetters 5 (6): 1023-1027, June 2005. pdf


1.   Electrochemical methods of detecting colon cancer cells and use of same for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of the disease. J. Rishpon, R. Popovtzer, Y. Shacham-Diamand, T. Neufeld and S. Vernick. EP: 2142661 B1. 29.8.2012    US: 8,268,577 B2, Date: 18.2012

2. HEMODIALYSIS SYSTEM; Rachela Popovtzer and Yossi Machtai. Provisional patent application; 8.2011

Chapters in Books:

Y. Shacham-Diamand, R. Almog, R. Daniel, A. Rabner and R Popovtzer, "Nano-Bio Interfacing with Living Cells Biochips" Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanomedicine and Nanorobotics" CRC Press, 2010.

R. Popovtzer, Y. Shacham-Diamand and J. Rishpon, "An electrochemical biochip for the detection of pollutants" Edited byMartin Rothlisberger"Handbook Of Biosensors And Biochips" John Wiley & Sons, UK, 2006.

R. Popovtzer, J. Rishpon and Y. Shacham-Diamand, "Nano-bio electrochemical interfacing – linking cell biology and micro-electronics"Edited byT. Osaka, M. Datta and Y. Shaham-Diamond,  "New Frontiers in Electrochemical Sciences and Technology" Springer, 2006.