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Diagnostics 2016, 6(4), 43; doi:10.3390/diagnostics6040043

Gold Nanoparticles for Diagnostics: Advances towards Points of Care

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UCIBIO, Departamento de Ciências da Vida, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Rede de Química e Tecnologia (REQUIMTE), Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus da Caparica, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Paul Drain
Received: 25 October 2016 / Revised: 13 November 2016 / Accepted: 18 November 2016 / Published: 22 November 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Novel Point-of-Care Technologies in Diagnostics)
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Abstract

The remarkable physicochemical properties of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have prompted developments in the exploration of biomolecular interactions with AuNP-containing systems, in particular for biomedical applications in diagnostics. These systems show great promise in improving sensitivity, ease of operation and portability. Despite this endeavor, most platforms have yet to reach maturity and make their way into clinics or points of care (POC). Here, we present an overview of emerging and available molecular diagnostics using AuNPs for biomedical sensing that are currently being translated to the clinical setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: gold nanoparticles; diagnosis; point-of-need; biomolecular sensing gold nanoparticles; diagnosis; point-of-need; biomolecular sensing
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Cordeiro, M.; Ferreira Carlos, F.; Pedrosa, P.; Lopez, A.; Baptista, P.V. Gold Nanoparticles for Diagnostics: Advances towards Points of Care. Diagnostics 2016, 6, 43.

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