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Uptake and intracellular fate of peptide surface-functionalized silica hybrid magnetic nanoparticles in vitro

Digigow, Reinaldo G. ; Vanhecke, Dimitri ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara ; Clift, Martin J.D. ; Petri-Fink, Alke

In: Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 2015, vol. 32, no. 2, p. 188–196

Recently, the use of nanomaterials as intracellular targeting tools for theranostics has gained heightened interest. Despite the clear advantages posed by surface-functionalized nanoparticles (NPs) in this regard, limited understanding currently exists due to difficulties in reliably synthesizing NPs with surface functionalizations adequate for use in such applications, as well as the manner of...

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Nanomaterials and the human lung: what is known and what must be deciphered to realise their potential advantages?

Jud, Corinne ; Clift, Martin J.D. ; Petri-Fink, Alke ; Rothen-Rutishauser, Barbara

In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2013, p. -

Due to the constant expansion within the nanotechnology industry in the last decade, nanomaterials are omnipresent in society today. Nanotechnology-based products have numerous different applications ranging from electronic (e.g., advanced memory chips) to industrial (e.g., coatings or composites) to biomedical (e.g., drug delivery systems, diagnostics). Although these new nanomaterials can be...