Quantum dots synthesis and biological applications as imaging and drug delivery systems
Obonyo, Onyechi, Fisher, Emma, Edwards, Mark and Douroumis, Dennis (2010) Quantum dots synthesis and biological applications as imaging and drug delivery systems. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 30 (4). pp. 283-301. ISSN 0738-8551 (Print), 1549-7801 (Online)Full text not available from this repository.
Semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) synthesized by metal ions and colloid stabilizers have been explored as promising probes in advanced imaging techniques, tumor diagnostic agents, and drug delivery systems. The ability to modulate QDs surface chemistry through particle—shape control, surface coating, and surface functionalization—has rendered them a valuable tool in biological sciences. The tremendous advances in nanotechnology revealed the unique properties of QD crystals in both in vitro and in vivo conditions. In this review, we summarize the recent trends in QD synthesis, surface modification, and biological applications particularly for cancer targeting and treatment.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||quantum dot, nanoparticles, bioconjugation, molecular imaging, targeting|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QC Physics
|School / Department / Research Groups:||School of Science|
School of Science > Department of Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Environmental Sciences
|Last Modified:||14 Aug 2012 11:15|
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