Current Molecular Imaging

Abass Alavi
Department of Radiology/Nuclear Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
USA
Email: abass.alavi@uphs.upenn.edu

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Biological Applications of ZnO Nanoparticles

Author(s): Hua-Juan Zhang and Huan-Ming Xiong

Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China.

Keywords: Bioimaging, biosensing, drug carrier, nanocrystals, toxicity, ZnO.

Abstract:

Over the past few years, ZnO nanoparticles have attracted great attention due to their biocompatibility and low cost. A number of investigations demonstrated their potential applications in biotechnology and biomedicine. This review presents the current biological applications of ZnO nanoparticles, including biological imaging, drug releasing and biosensing, as well as their advantages and limitations in these areas. In addition, the toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles is discussed in comparison with other conventional nanoparticles.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 2
Page: [177 - 192]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/22115552113029990012