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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, Huan-Ming Xiong.

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.

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

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Article Details

VOLUME: 2
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2013
Page: [177 - 192]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/22115552113029990012