Functional nanogels for biomedical applications.

@article{AsadianBirjand2012FunctionalNF,
  title={Functional nanogels for biomedical applications.},
  author={Mazdak Asadian-Birjand and Ana Sousa-Herves and Dirk Steinhilber and Julio C{\'e}sar Cuggino and Marcelo Calder{\'o}n},
  journal={Current medicinal chemistry},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 29},
  pages={
          5029-43
        }
}
This review addresses current and future perspectives of nanogel technology for nanomedicine. The synthetic methodologies and material properties of nanogels prepared by chemical meanings are discussed in detail, and examples that illustrate the different methodologies are presented. Applications in the fields of drug and gene delivery, smart imaging modalities, responsive materials, and multivalency as a therapeutic approach highlight the enormous potential of the functional nanogels as novel… CONTINUE READING