Nanoparticles and their applications in cell and molecular biology.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Nanoparticles can be engineered with distinctive composition, size, shape, and surface chemistry to enable novel techniques in a wide range of biological applications. The unique properties of nanoparticles and their behavior in biological milieu also enable exciting and integrative approaches to studying fundamental biological questions. This review will provide an overview of various types of nanoparticles and concepts of targeting nanoparticles. We will also discuss the advantages and recent applications of using nanoparticles as tools for drug delivery, imaging, sensing, and for the understanding of basic biological processes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wang, EC; Wang, AZ

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 9 - 26

PubMed ID

  • 24104563

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3865110

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1757-9708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1039/c3ib40165k


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England