Special Issue "Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticles"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2019
Prof. Nadine Millot
Université Bourgogne Franche Comté/CNRS, Dijon, France
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Interests: Innovative nanoparticles for biomedical applications; SuperParamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles; Titanate nanotubes; Soft chemistry; Hydrothermal Synthesis; Nanohybrids; Functionalization; Biocompatibility; Vectorization; Theranostic; Bimodal contrast agents; Possible toxicity of these nanoparticles through the deployment of innovative biotests; Biodistribution studies (MRI, TEP/CT, SPECT/CT, optical imaging)
The concept of nanomaterials that can be designed and administered for the human body to improve health is of great interest. During the past few years, there has been an increasing amount of research on the use of nanomaterials in diverse areas of biomedical research, including biological sensing, labelling, imaging, cell separation and therapy. Nano-objects are associated with organic molecules to vectorize drugs. The objective is then to concentrate these treatments on the pathological site by limiting the side effects. Nanoparticles are also used as contrast agents in medical imaging, especially in MRI or intrinsically as therapeutic agents. In the latter case, the nanoparticles, via physical phenomena emanating from their composition and/or their size, lead, for example, to the destruction of cancer cells by phenomena of hyperthermia or radiosensitization. Since each nanoparticle has its own peculiarities (bioavailability, more or less important grafting capacity, internalization, etc.) it is, however, essential to develop new types or improve the properties of existing ones.
The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanomaterials development, synthesis, and fabrication for biomedical applications;
- Nanoparticles functionalization for biomedical applications;
- Innovative nanomaterials, nanocomposites, nanohybrids for biomedical applications;
- Scale-up, reproducibility and qualification of the nanoparticles batches produced for biomedical applications;
- Original approaches of characterization of nanohybrids for biomedical applications;
- Model nanoparticles development for the evaluation of their toxicity/innocuity;
- Design and preparation of novel nanostructured surfaces for biomedical applications;
- Design and preparation of novel nanostructured ceramics or alloys for biomedical applications;
- Other studies of nanoscience and nanotechnology associated with biomedical applications.
Prof. Nadine Millot
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- Innovative nanoparticles for biomedical applications
- Nanoparticles as new contrast agents
- Nanostructured ceramics or surfaces
- Nanoparticles functionalization