Biological applications of magnetic nanoparticles.

  title={Biological applications of magnetic nanoparticles.},
  author={Miriam Colombo and Susana Carregal-Romero and Maria Francesca Casula and Luc{\'i}a Guti{\'e}rrez and Maria Pilar Ar{\'e}valo Morales and Ingrid Boehm and Johannes T. Heverhagen and Davide Prosperi and Wolfgang J. Parak},
  journal={Chemical Society reviews},
  volume={41 11},
In this review an overview about biological applications of magnetic colloidal nanoparticles will be given, which comprises their synthesis, characterization, and in vitro and in vivo applications. The potential future role of magnetic nanoparticles compared to other functional nanoparticles will be discussed by highlighting the possibility of integration with other nanostructures and with existing biotechnology as well as by pointing out the specific properties of magnetic colloids. Current… CONTINUE READING