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Biomedical Applications of Anodic Porous Alumina

Author(s): Chiara Toccafondi, Silvia Dante, Andrea P. Reverberi, Marco Salerno.

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Abstract:

In the last decade, the number of possible biological and biomedical applications suggested in the literature for anodic porous alumina has increased significantly. Here we shortly review the existing literature and show the most recent and successful directions taken by research in this area. In particular, the use of anodic porous alumina as a substrate for bioassays or biosensing in living cells, mostly based on surface-enhanced Raman scattering, seems to be promising.

Keywords: Bioassays, biosensors, drug-delivery, implants, porosity, surface coating.

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VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2015
Page: [572 - 580]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573413711666150415225541
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