A new methodology for studying nanoparticle interactions in biological systems: dispersing titania in biocompatible media using chemical stabilisers.

@article{RamirezGarcia2011ANM,
  title={A new methodology for studying nanoparticle interactions in biological systems: dispersing titania in biocompatible media using chemical stabilisers.},
  author={Sonia Ramirez-Garcia and Lan Chen and M. A. Morris and Kenneth A. Dawson},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2011},
  volume={3 11},
  pages={4617-24}
}
We report here a highly successful and original protocol for the dispersion of nanoparticles in biocompatible fluids for in vitro and in vivo studies of the nanoparticle-biology interaction. Titania is chosen as a suitable model as it is one of the priority materials listed by the OECD and small particles of the anatase structure are extensively used as e.g. photocatalysts in solar cells. Consequently, its delivery into the environment and its interaction with biological organisms is… CONTINUE READING