Special Issue "Noble Metal Functionalized Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications"

A special issue of Bioengineering (ISSN 2306-5354).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Ilaria Fratoddi

Università Sapienza, Roma, Italy
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Interests: nanomaterials; functionalized metal nanoparticles; nanostructured functional polymers; organometallic polymers; metal nanoparticles based networks; biotechnology and nanomedicine applications, drug delivery, gas sensors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Bioengineering promotes new applicative pathways that allow a multidisciplinary interconnection of biochemical and biomedical technologies with engineering principles of design and analysis. In this huge context, nanotechnology provides a powerful tool and allows new approaches in, for example, drug delivery systems, tissue engineered organs, medical imaging technology, diagnostic sensors, and devices.

Thanks to the small size and biocompatibility of noble metal nanoparticles (MNPs), mainly AuNPs, but also AgNPs and PtNPs, they can be easily integrated into new bioengineering technologies, either for therapeutic applications or in clinical applications, with an emphasis on their use as drug delivery vehicles for the selective targeting of cancer cells or for antimicrobial applications. Moreover, the use of MNPs opens new perspectives in bioengineering as diagnostics tools, including the sensing of bioactive molecules and biomolecules, or even for quality control and absorption of chemical and biochemical products present, for example, in the environment and in foods.  With the rapid surge in the field of nanomaterials, new methodologies and targets have been explored and these topics should be taken into consideration when a current scenario is required in the design of new experimental approaches or in a comprehensive data interpretation.

This Special Issue "Noble Metal Functionalized Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications" is intended to highlight emerging studies on nanomaterials based on noble metals nanoparticles (mainly AuNPs, but also AgNPs, PtNPs, etc.) and their applications in the development of bioengineering technologies, ranging from biomedicine to diagnostics.

For this Special Issue, we invite the submission of review articles, original research, communications/letters to editors covering the following topics (but not limited to them): Preparation of noble metal nanoparticles with different functionalities, preparation of nanoparticles and nanocomposites suitable for drug delivery, tissue engineering, diagnostics tools in the chemical sensing of analytes for environmental or food control, sensing and biosensing, and antimicrobial applications.

We are looking forward to receiving your contribution to this Special Issue.

Dr. Ilaria Fratoddi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • functionalized metal nanoparticles
  • AuNPs
  • AgNPs
  • drug delivery
  • tissue engineering
  • diagnostics tools
  • chemical sensing of analytes for environmental or food control
  • antimicrobial applications

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Open AccessReview Noble Metal Nanoparticles Applications: Recent Trends in Food Control
Bioengineering 2019, 6(1), 10; https://doi.org/10.3390/bioengineering6010010
Received: 14 December 2018 / Revised: 15 January 2019 / Accepted: 19 January 2019 / Published: 21 January 2019
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Scientific research in the nanomaterials field is constantly evolving, making it possible to develop new materials and above all to find new applications. Therefore, nanoparticles (NPs) are suitable for different applications: nanomedicine, drug delivery, sensors, optoelectronics and food control. This review explores the
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Scientific research in the nanomaterials field is constantly evolving, making it possible to develop new materials and above all to find new applications. Therefore, nanoparticles (NPs) are suitable for different applications: nanomedicine, drug delivery, sensors, optoelectronics and food control. This review explores the recent trend in food control of using noble metallic nanoparticles as determination tools. Two major uses of NPs in food control have been found: the determination of contaminants and bioactive compounds. Applications were found for the determination of mycotoxins, pesticides, drug residues, allergens, probable carcinogenic compounds, bacteria, amino acids, gluten and antioxidants. The new developed methods are competitive for their use in food control, demonstrated by their validation and application to real samples. Full article
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