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Mini-Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1389-5575
ISSN (Online): 1875-5607

Recent Development and Application of Magnetic Nanoparticles for Cell Labeling and Imaging

Author(s): Chao Zhang, Tao Liu, Jining Gao, Yongping Su and Chunmeng Shi

Volume 10, Issue 3, 2010

Page: [194 - 203] Pages: 10

DOI: 10.2174/138955710791185073

Price: $65


Magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles have attracted extensive interest as novel contrast agents for biomedical imaging owing to their capability of deep-tissue imaging, non-invasiveness and low toxicity. This mini-review will provide an overview on the recent synthesis methods, influencing factors and potential applications of magentic nanoparticles for cell labeling and imaging.

Keywords: Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, cell tracking, cytotoxicity, targeted imaging

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