Polydopamine Integrated Nanomaterials and Their Biomedical Applications

Author(s): Xiaoping Chen , Yongshun Huang , Gang Yang , Jiaxing Li , Tingting Wang , Olaf H. Schulz , Lisa K. Jennings .

Journal Name: Current Pharmaceutical Design

Volume 21 , Issue 29 , 2015


In the past few decades, the applications of nanomaterials in biologic systems have become one of the most studied areas. Many novel syntheses and processing methods have been developed to generate nanomaterials to enhance biomedical applications. Among those methods, polydopamine (PDA) integrated nanomaterials have attracted considerable interest for various types of biomedical applications. This concise review outlines the basic chemistry and material science regarding PDA and discusses its successful applications in drug delivery, biosensing, antifouling and antimicrobial activities, as well as its interaction with cells.

Keywords: Polydopamine, antifouling, biomedical, biosensoring, coating, drug delivery.

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Year: 2015
Page: [4262 - 4275]
Pages: 14
DOI: 10.2174/1381612821666150901103418
Price: $58

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