Quantum Dots in the Therapy: Current Trends and Perspectives

Author(s): Miroslav Pohanka*

Journal Name: Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 17 , Issue 8 , 2017

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Abstract:

Background: Quantum dots are an emerging nanomaterial with broad use in technical disciplines; however, their application in the field of biomedicine becomes also relevant and significant possibilities have appeared since the discovery in 1980s.

Objective: The current review is focused on the therapeutic applications of quantum dots which become an emerging use of the particles. They are introduced as potent carriers of drugs and as a material well suited for the diagnosis of disparate pathologies like visualization of cancer cells or pathogenic microorganisms.

Conclusion: Quantum dots toxicity and modifications for the toxicity reduction are discussed here as well. Survey of actual papers and patents in the field of quantum dots use in the biomedicine is provided.

Keywords: Drug delivery, in vivo diagnostic, in vivo imaging, nanoparticle, nanotechnology, quantum dot.

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VOLUME: 17
ISSUE: 8
Year: 2017
Page: [650 - 656]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1389557517666170120153342
Price: $65

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