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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16(6), 13661-13677; doi:10.3390/ijms160613661

Biomedical Applications of Magnetically Functionalized Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanofibers

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Department of Biomedical Sciences, BK21 PLUS Center for Creative Biomedical Scientists at Chonnam National University, Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju 501-757, Korea
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Department of Radiology, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Chonnam National University Medical School, Gwangju 501-746, Korea
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Department of Agricultural Biotechnology and Research Institute for Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-921, Korea
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Academic Editor: O. Thompson Mefford
Received: 6 April 2015 / Accepted: 5 June 2015 / Published: 15 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Magnetic Nanoparticles 2015)
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Abstract

Nanofibers are one-dimensional nanomaterial in fiber form with diameter less than 1 µm and an aspect ratio (length/diameter) larger than 100:1. Among the different types of nanoparticle-loaded nanofiber systems, nanofibers loaded with magnetic nanoparticles have gained much attention from biomedical scientists due to a synergistic effect obtained from the unique properties of both the nanofibers and magnetic nanoparticles. These magnetic nanoparticle-encapsulated or -embedded nanofiber systems can be used not only for imaging purposes but also for therapy. In this review, we focused on recent advances in nanofibers loaded with magnetic nanoparticles, their biomedical applications, and future trends in the application of these nanofibers. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanofibers; magnetic nanoparticles; electrospinning; tissue engineering; Cancer therapy nanofibers; magnetic nanoparticles; electrospinning; tissue engineering; Cancer therapy
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Lee, H.-J.; Lee, S.J.; Uthaman, S.; Thomas, R.G.; Hyun, H.; Jeong, Y.Y.; Cho, C.-S.; Park, I.-K. Biomedical Applications of Magnetically Functionalized Organic/Inorganic Hybrid Nanofibers. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2015, 16, 13661-13677.

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