The Fabrication and Application of Bio-Functional Microspheres

Author(s): Hua Yuan , Bing Yu , Hailin Cong , Feng Zhai , Yuezhong Wang , Xiaodan Xu .

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 18 , Issue 17 , 2014

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Bio-functional microspheres (BFMs), including drug carrier microspheres, fluorescence microspheres, magnetic microspheres, immune microspheres, enzyme immobilization microspheres, solid-phase synthesis microspheres, and molecular imprinting microspheres, are core-shell microspheres containing bio-molecules and functional materials in their structures. Because of the presence of core-shell structures and spherical shapes, BFMs bear many unique functions and fascinating properties. The research on BFMs has surprisingly blossomed during recent decades. In this review, we give a systematic, balanced and comprehensive summary of the main aspects of BFMs related to their preparation and application, and propose perspectives for future developments of BFMs.

Keywords: Bio-function, enzyme immobilization, fluorescence, immunity, microspheres.

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VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 17
Year: 2014
Page: [2270 - 2279]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1385272819666140825185126
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