Special Issue "Magnetic Nanoparticles 2015"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Magnetic nanoparticles are one of the most exciting classes of nanomateials. These particles can be produced in a non-toxic form, functionalized with a wide range of stabilizing and specialized moieties, and are true field responsive materials. Biomedical applications include diagnostic tools such as imaging and cellular viscosity measurements, therapeutic procedures including magnetic field hyperthermia, and delivery applications such as drug delivery and gene transfection. Moreover, the relative non-response of the body to applied magnetic field is well suited for these applications over alternatives such as optical or electrical stimuli. Over the past few decades, scientists have produced the first generation of these particle systems with relatively simple core-shell particle-polymer structures, with initial results suggesting the great potential of these materials. Recently, more sophisticated models have included targeted receptors, temperature responsive materials, and better understanding of the physics of the stimuli-response of these materials. This issue will cover a variety of topics related to the use of magnetic nanoparticles in biomedicine, and examine both novel synthesis and functionalization techniques, as well as their current and future uses in biomedical research, diagnostics and therapy.
Dr. O. Thompson Mefford
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