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Current Molecular Imaging (Discontinued)

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 2211-5552
ISSN (Online): 2211-5544

Biological Applications of ZnO Nanoparticles

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

Volume 2, Issue 2, 2013

Page: [177 - 192] Pages: 16

DOI: 10.2174/22115552113029990012

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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