Special Issue "Nanostructures for Bioimaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2019).
Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; biomaterials engineering; bioimaging probes; biomedical nanotechnology; pharmaceutical technology
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Nanoscopic imaging probes have been established as versatile tools in biomedical imaging, mainly owing to their ability to overcome limitations associated with conventional, molecular imaging agents. The nanostructures can essentially be either 1) inherently detectable by optical or other bioimaging techniques, or 2) be utilized as carriers for molecular imaging agents. Especially inorganic nanostructures finds various applications as bioimaging probes due to their inherent detectability by different imaging modalities, e.g., quantum dots, QDs, for optical imaging and superparamagnetic iron oxides, SPIONs, for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). These can, for instance, be used as constructs in the design of multimodal or theranostic nanoparticulate systems, whereby they can be endowed with imaging properties of other modalities and/or drug delivery ability. The creation of hybrid nanomaterials by making further use of the responsiveness, biocompatibility and flexibility associated with organic functions allows for a multitude of modular designs to be constructed. This Special Issue is devoted to showcasing recent and exciting developments in the field of nanostructured bioimaging probes. Contributions in the form of commentaries, perspectives, research articles, short communications and timely reviews that focus on either 1) novel designs or 2) new applications of “Nanostructures for Bioimaging” are highly welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Jessica Rosenholm
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- Imaging probes
- Nanoscopic imaging agents
- Contrast agents
- Mutimodal imaging
- Advanced imaging techniques
- Diagnostic imaging
- Core-shell nanoparticles
- Hybrid nanoparticles