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Recent Patents on Nanotechnology


ISSN (Print): 1872-2105
ISSN (Online): 2212-4020

Recent Progress in Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles

Author(s): Ioanna Giouroudi and Jurgen Kosel

Volume 4, Issue 2, 2010

Page: [111 - 118] Pages: 8

DOI: 10.2174/187221010791208795

Price: $65


Magnetic nanoparticles have been proposed for biomedical applications for several years. Various research groups worldwide have focused on improving their synthesis, their characterization techniques and the specific tailoring of their properties. Yet, it is the recent, impressive advances in nanotechnology and biotechnology which caused the breakthrough in their successful application in biomedicine. This paper aims at reviewing some current biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles as well as some recent patents in this field. Special emphasis is placed on i) hyperthermia, ii) therapeutics iii) diagnostics. Future prospects are also discussed.

Keywords: Magnetic nanoparticles, biomedicine, drug delivery, hyperthermia, disease detection, therapy, cancer diagnostics, targeted therapeutics, magnetic imaging

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