Special Issue "Magnetic Nanoparticles"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2011)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jon Dobson
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Institute for Cell Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ICERM), Primary Faculty, University of Florida, BMS J389, P.O. Box 116131, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Website: http://www.bme.ufl.edu/people/dobson_jon
E-Mail: jdobson@ufl.edu
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Magnetic micro- and nanoparticles have been used in biological and biomedical investigations since the 1920s when Heilbrunn and Seifritz first used the forces on these particles to examine the rheological properties of cells. Since that time, myriad uses for these particles have arisen and much progress has been made in synthesis techniques and bio-functionalization. Superparamagnetic iron oxides are routinely used in the clinic today as MRI contrast agents and are found in many pathology laboratories around the world where they are used to tag cells for cell separation and immunoassay. More recent, novel uses include binding to specific cell receptors to control cell function and stem cell differentiation for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, as well as magnetic targeting for drug and gene delivery and magnetic fluid hyperthermia. This issue will cover a variety of topics related to the use of MNPs in biomedicine and examine both novel synthesis and functionalization techniques as well as their current and future uses in biomedical research, diagnostics and therapy.

Prof. Dr. Jon Dobson
Guest Editor


  • magnetic nanoparticles
  • biomedical
  • superparamagnetic
  • tissue engineering
  • regenerative medicine

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Published Papers (3 papers)

by ,  and
Materials 2010, 3(2), 1244-1268; doi:10.3390/ma3021244
Received: 30 December 2009; in revised form: 2 February 2010 / Accepted: 19 February 2010 / Published: 21 February 2010
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Materials 2010, 3(4), 2412-2446; doi:10.3390/ma3042412
Received: 1 January 2010; in revised form: 22 February 2010 / Accepted: 25 March 2010 / Published: 30 March 2010
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by ,  and
Materials 2010, 3(7), 4051-4065; doi:10.3390/ma3074051
Received: 20 May 2010; Accepted: 1 July 2010 / Published: 13 July 2010
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