Special Issue "Quantum Dots for Following Therapeutic Delivery"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017) | Viewed by 9413
Interests: nanomaterials; surface chemistry; biomedical nanoparticles; gold nanostructures; quantum dots; nanoparticle–biological interactions
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Special Issue in Molecules: Recent Advances on Quantum Dots in Medical and Biology Science
Special Issue in Molecules: Nanomaterials in Modern Medicinal Chemistry
Quantum dots are powerful tools for investigating biology. Their bright fluorescence, tuneable emission, functionalizable surfaces, and resistance to bleaching make them exceptional fluorophores. Quantum dots were first reported, in 1998, for biological imaging applications by Alivisatos et al. and Nie et al., respectively. Since then, significant progress has been made, such as, advanced surface functional chemistry, the fabrication of near unity photoluminent quantum yields, the synthesis of heavy-metal-free quantum dots, and the commercialisation of quantum dot products. In this Special Issue, we focus on how quantum dots have been used to track the delivery of therapeutics in cells and in vivo. Drugs, and other therapeutics, can be targeted to specific cells, tissues, or both. In addition to passive uptake strategies, several triggered release mechanisms are being explored. Quantum dots have a role to play in tracking drugs, reporting uptake, indicating release events, and monitoring the effects of drugs on cells. This Special Issue is dedicated to the application of quantum dots in monitoring therapeutic delivery and efficacy.
Dr. Kevin Critchley
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