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Recent Progress in Nanotechnology for COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment

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Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia 5714783734, Iran
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Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Urmia University of Medical Sciences, Urmia 5714783734, Iran
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Department of Nuclear Medicine & Radiobiology, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC J1H 5N4, Canada
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Department of Medical Nanotechnology, Faculty of Advanced Medical Science, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz 5154853431, Iran
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Centre for Blood Research, Life Sciences Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada
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Academic Editor: Georgios Giannopoulos
Nanomaterials 2021, 11(7), 1788; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071788
Received: 13 June 2021 / Revised: 29 June 2021 / Accepted: 30 June 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology against COVID-19)
The COVID-19 pandemic is currently an unprecedented public health threat. The rapid spread of infections has led to calls for alternative approaches to combat the virus. Nanotechnology is taking root against SARS-CoV-2 through prevention, diagnostics and treatment of infections. In light of the escalating demand for managing the pandemic, a comprehensive review that highlights the role of nanomaterials in the response to the pandemic is highly desirable. This review article comprehensively discusses the use of nanotechnology for COVID-19 based on three main categories: prevention, diagnostics and treatment. We first highlight the use of various nanomaterials including metal nanoparticles, carbon-based nanoparticles and magnetic nanoparticles for COVID-19. We critically review the benefits of nanomaterials along with their applications in personal protective equipment, vaccine development, diagnostic device fabrication and therapeutic approaches. The remaining key challenges and future directions of nanomaterials for COVID-19 are briefly discussed. This review is very informative and helpful in providing guidance for developing nanomaterial-based products to fight against COVID-19. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; nanomaterials; prevention; diagnostics; treatment COVID-19; nanomaterials; prevention; diagnostics; treatment
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Rasmi, Y.; Saloua, K.S.; Nemati, M.; Choi, J.R. Recent Progress in Nanotechnology for COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment. Nanomaterials 2021, 11, 1788. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071788

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Rasmi Y, Saloua KS, Nemati M, Choi JR. Recent Progress in Nanotechnology for COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment. Nanomaterials. 2021; 11(7):1788. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071788

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Rasmi, Yousef, Kouass S. Saloua, Mahdieh Nemati, and Jane R. Choi 2021. "Recent Progress in Nanotechnology for COVID-19 Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment" Nanomaterials 11, no. 7: 1788. https://doi.org/10.3390/nano11071788

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