Designing Theranostic Agents Based on Pluronic Stabilized Gold Nanoaggregates Loaded with Methylene Blue for Multimodal Cell Imaging and Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy.

@article{Simon2015DesigningTA,
  title={Designing Theranostic Agents Based on Pluronic Stabilized Gold Nanoaggregates Loaded with Methylene Blue for Multimodal Cell Imaging and Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy.},
  author={Timea Simon and Monica Potara and A M Gabudean and Emilia Licarete and Manuela Banciu and Simion Astilean},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 30},
  pages={16191-201}
}
At present, multifunctional noble metal-based nanocomposites are extensively investigated for their potential in performing cellular imaging, diagnostics, and therapy by integration of unique plasmonic properties with the spectroscopic expression and therapeutic activity of appropriate drug. In this work, we report the fabrication of 3-dimensional (3-D) close-packed nanoassemblies of gold nanoparticles by controlling the aggregation of individual nanoparticles in solution and subsequent… CONTINUE READING