Biological applications of magnetic nanoparticles

Colombo, Miriam; Carregal-Romero, Susana; Casula, Maria F; Gutiérrez, Lucía; Morales, María P; Böhm, Ingrid B; Heverhagen, Johannes T; Prosperi, Davide; Parak, Wolfgang J (2012). Biological applications of magnetic nanoparticles. Chemical Society reviews, 41(11), pp. 4306-34. London: Royal Society of Chemistry 10.1039/c2cs15337h

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In this review an overview about biological applications of magnetic colloidal nanoparticles will be given, which comprises their synthesis, characterization, and in vitro and in vivo applications. The potential future role of magnetic nanoparticles compared to other functional nanoparticles will be discussed by highlighting the possibility of integration with other nanostructures and with existing biotechnology as well as by pointing out the specific properties of magnetic colloids. Current limitations in the fabrication process and issues related with the outcome of the particles in the body will be also pointed out in order to address the remaining challenges for an extended application of magnetic nanoparticles in medicine.

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04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Radiology, Neuroradiology and Nuclear Medicine (DRNN) > Institute of Diagnostic, Interventional and Paediatric Radiology

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Heverhagen, Johannes




Royal Society of Chemistry




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04 Oct 2013 14:37

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