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Novel Ferrites for Biomedical Applications

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomedical Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2022) | Viewed by 522

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Northeastern University, Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: ferrites; magnetoceramics; medical magnetism; MRI contrast agents; magnetic hyperthermia; thermal management; inductors
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Center for Microwave Magnetic Materials and Integrated Circuits, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Interests: ferrites; magnetoceramics; medical magnetism; MRI contrast agents; magnetic hyperthermia; thermal management; inductors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ferrites, as magnetic materials, are attractive candidates for biomedical applications for diagnosis, therapeutics, control and treatment of diseases, enhanced MRI imaging, magnetic hyperthermia cancer treatment, targeted drug and gene delivery, biolabeling, biosensing, and antimicrobial agents, and enable the development of new medical devices.

Using ferrites as nanoprobes to label biomolecules offers the advantage of robust signal strength, sensitivity, and stability. Ferrite nanoparticles can be functionalized with different ligands to provide affinity for specific biological analytes to bind to the targeted surfaces, e.g., specific tumor types. Since the principle constituents of many ferrites, such as Fe, Mn, and Zn, exist as required metabolic minerals in the body, toxicity is rarely a limiting factor, unlike, for example, gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents.

Ferrite has the ability to alter physical properties in a tunable manner upon interacting with magnetic fields and specific analytes based on their intrinsic properties, morphology, spatial distribution, and conjugation. Such flexibility affords them unique potential as next-generation biomedical materials for such applications as drug delivery, imaging, sensing, diagnosis, and remediation of cancers.

The development of multifunctional ferrites to play more than one of these roles is the foundation of the burgeoning field of theranostics.

You may choose our Joint Special Issue in Magnetochemistry.

Prof. Vincent G. Harris
Dr. Parisa Andalib
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • theranostics
  • ferrites
  • nanoparticles
  • magnetic hyperthermia
  • MRI contrast agents
  • biosensing
  • medical devices

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