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Quantum-dot-tagged reduced graphene oxide (QD-rGO) nanocomposites (left) internalized into targeted tumor cells display bright fluorescence from the QDs (right); by absorbing NIR radiation incident on the rGO and converting it into heat, they also cause simultaneous cell death and fluorescence reduction (bottom). The nanocomposite is thus capable of tumor(More)
A flexible drug delivery device was designed and fabricated using electrophoretic deposition of drug-carrying magnetic core-shell Fe(3)O(4) at SiO(2) nanoparticles onto an electrically conductive flexible PET substrate. The PET substrate was first patterned to a desired layout and subjected to deposition. In doing so, a uniform and nanoporous membrane could(More)
Maintaining a high concentration of therapeutic agents in the brain is difficult due to the restrictions of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and rapid removal from blood circulation. To enable controlled drug release and enhance the blood-brain barrier (BBB)-crossing efficiency for brain tumor therapy, a new dual-targeting magnetic polydiacetylene nanocarriers(More)
An intelligent magnetic hydrogel (ferrogel) was fabricated by mixing poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) hydrogels and Fe3O4 magnetic particles through freezing-thawing cycles. Although the external direct current magnetic field was applied to the ferrogel, the drug was accumulated around the ferrogel, but the accumulated drug was spurt to the environment instantly(More)
Cocktail therapy by delivering multiple drugs to diseased cells can elicit synergistic therapeutic effects and better modulate the complex cell-signaling network. Besides selection of drug combinations, a difficulty in delivery is how to encapsulate drugs with various solubility into a common vehicle, particularly when both hydrophobic and hydrophilic(More)
Iron-oxide-containing double emulsion capsules carrying both hydrophilic and hydrophobic therapeutic molecules can deliver drugs and energy on demand in vivo. Magneto-chemotherapy/hyperthermia involves a burst-like release of hydrophilic doxorubicin and hydrophobic paclitaxel, remotely triggered by a high frequency magnetic field, which also releases energy(More)
A PVA-based magnetic-sensitive hydrogel (ferrogel) was fabricated by physical cross-linking through a freezing-thawing method. The influence of the constituting components, i.e., Fe3O4 and PVA, on the magnetic-sensitive behavior of the ferrogels was systematically investigated in terms of permeability coefficient (P), partition coefficient (H), space(More)
In this study, a magnetic-sensitive microcapsule was prepared using Fe 3O 4/poly(allylamine) (Fe 3O 4/PAH) polyelectrolyte to construct the shell. Structural integrity, microstructural evolution, and corresponding release behaviors of fluorescence dyes and doxorubicin were systematically investigated. Experimental observations showed that the presence of(More)
Recently, magnetic silica-based nanospheres have received great attention and displayed magnificent potential for bioimaging and therapeutic purposes. This study provided a way to accelerate drug release from magnetic-sensitive silica nanospheres by controlled bursting to a therapeutically effective concentration by a high-frequency magnetic field (HFMF).(More)
Compact nanostructures with highly integrated functionalities are of considerable current interest to drug delivery, multimodality imaging, and electronic devices. A key challenge, however, is how to combine individual components together without interfering or sacrificing their original electronic and optical properties. Here, we demonstrate a new class of(More)