Gold Nanoparticles as Carrier(s) for Drug Targeting and Imaging

35 Pages Posted: 12 Jul 2017

See all articles by Satish Shilpi

Satish Shilpi

Ravishankar College of Pharmacy - Department of Pharmaceutics

Kapil Khatri

Bhopal Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Date Written: May 24, 2016

Abstract

Nanotechnology has been explored for its prospective to deliver bioactives in potentially safer concentrations through both passive and active targeting. Inorganic nanomaterials particularly gold nanoparticles find tremendous applications in biomedicine. In this review, common synthesis techniques and biofunctionalization strategies and areas of applications for gold nanoparticles are discussed. Gold nanoparticles can be considered as advanced platforms for combined therapeutic and diagnostic applications due to their unique physicochemical properties including large specific surface area, adaptability to surface modification, biocompatibility and stability. Further they possess photothermal and radiosensitization characteristics. They possess unique properties in terms of their use in drug delivery, therapeutic, biodiagonostics and imaging applications.

Keywords: Gold Nanoparticles, Imaging, Photothermal, Cancer, Drug Delivery, Targeting

Suggested Citation

Shilpi, Satish and Khatri, Kapil, Gold Nanoparticles as Carrier(s) for Drug Targeting and Imaging (May 24, 2016). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2784082

Satish Shilpi

Ravishankar College of Pharmacy - Department of Pharmaceutics

Bhopal
India

Kapil Khatri (Contact Author)

Bhopal Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ( email )

Bhopal
India

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
6
Abstract Views
308
PlumX Metrics