Biological Applications of ZnO Nanoparticles

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

Journal Name: Current Molecular Imaging (Discontinued)

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2013


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.

open access plus

Rights & PermissionsPrintExport Cite as

Article Details

Year: 2013
Published on: 09 July, 2013
Page: [177 - 192]
Pages: 16
DOI: 10.2174/22115552113029990012

Article Metrics

PDF: 32