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Open Access Highly Accessed Review

Applications of nanoparticles in biology and medicine

OV Salata

Author Affiliations

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE, UK

Journal of Nanobiotechnology 2004, 2:3  doi:10.1186/1477-3155-2-3

Published: 30 April 2004

Abstract

Nanomaterials are at the leading edge of the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. Their unique size-dependent properties make these materials superior and indispensable in many areas of human activity. This brief review tries to summarise the most recent developments in the field of applied nanomaterials, in particular their application in biology and medicine, and discusses their commercialisation prospects.

Keywords:
nanotechnology; nanomaterials; nanoparticles; quantum dots; nanotubes; medicine; biology; applications