Three Monitoring and evaluation of functional biomaterial performance in vivo
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Monitoring and tracking metallic nanobiomaterials in vivo
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Many metal nanomaterials have shown excellent properties that are suitable for in vivo biomedical applications. Gold nanoparticles and iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles have especially shown a high potential as diagnostic markers and therapeutic tools in various diseases (Hudoklin et al., 2013; Liu et al., 2008, 2015; Lara-Gonzalez et al., 2013). These metallic nanobiomaterials are easy to synthesize. Furthermore, their surfaces can be modified and functionalized with various types of chemical and biological molecules (Neouze and Schubert, 2008). Their unique optical properties also make these metallic nanobiomaterials attractive candidates in biomedical fields (Huang and El-Sayed, 2010; Coronado et al., 2011). A brief introduction of gold and magnetic iron oxide nanobiomaterials are in the following lists.