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2 February 2012 Multifunctional fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications
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Hybrid multifunctional nanoparticles (NPs) are emerging as useful probes for magnetic based targeting, delivery, cell separation, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and fluorescence-based bio-labeling applications. Assessing from the literature, the development of multifunctional NPs for multimodality imaging is still in its infancy state. This report focuses on our recent work on quantum dots (QDs), magnetic NPs (MNPs) and bi-functional NPs (composed of either QDs or rare-earth NPs, and magnetic NPs - iron oxide or gadolinium oxide) for multimodality imaging based biomedical applications. The combination of MRI and fluorescence would ally each other in improving the sensitivity and resolution, resulting in improved and early diagnosis of the disease. The challenges in this area are discussed.
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Subramanian Tamil Selvan "Multifunctional fluorescent and magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications", Proc. SPIE 8232, Colloidal Nanocrystals for Biomedical Applications VII, 823211 (2 February 2012); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.915811
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