Special Issue "Nanoparticle-Mediated Cell and Tissue Stimulation"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
2. Center for Micro-BioRobotics @SSSA, Italian Institute of Technology, Pontedera, Pisa, Italy
Nanoscale structures and materials have been widely explored in many biomedical applications because of their novel and impressive physical and chemical properties, which offer unprecedented opportunities to study and interact with complex biological processes. Just recently, scientists have started to exploit intrinsic properties of nanomaterials in nanomedicine, rather than simply using them as carriers for medications. In this way, the plain nanomaterial represents a really active "smart" device, able to respond to external stimuli with intrinsic modifications of its chemical and/or physical characteristics, and to trigger novel biological responses.
This Special Issue is dedicated to those nanoparticles (magnetic, piezoelectric, optical-active, etc.) able to foster peculiar functionality in cells and tissues, for applications that range from tissue engineering to in vivo stimulation. Research papers and reviews focused on these aspects, and on biocompatibility evaluation of novel "smart" nanoparticles, are welcome.
Dr. Gianni Ciofani
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- smart nanoparticles
- cell/tissue physical stimulation