Engineered Nanomaterials for Biophotonics Applications: Improving Sensing, Imaging, and Therapeutics

TitleEngineered Nanomaterials for Biophotonics Applications: Improving Sensing, Imaging, and Therapeutics
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWest, JL, Halas, N
JournalAnnual Review of Biomedical Engineering
Volume5
Issue1
Pagination285 - 292
Date Published08/2003
ISSN1545-4274
Keywordsimaging; nanomaterial; sensing; THERAPY
Abstract

Advances in chemistry and physics are providing an expanding array of nanostructured materials with unique and powerful optical properties. These nanomaterials provide a new set of tools that are available to biomedical engineers, biologists, and medical scientists who seek new tools as biosensors and probes of biological fluids, cells, and tissue chemistry and function. Nanomaterials are also being used to develop optically controlled devices for applications such as modulated drug delivery as well as optical therapeutics. This review discusses applications that have been successfully demonstrated using nanomaterials including semiconductor nanocrystals, gold nanoparticles, gold nanoshells, and silver plasmon resonant particles.

DOI10.1146/annurev.bioeng.5.011303.120723
Short TitleAnnu. Rev. Biomed. Eng.
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