Quantum dot bioconjugates for imaging, labelling and sensing

@article{Medintz2005QuantumDB,
  title={Quantum dot bioconjugates for imaging, labelling and sensing},
  author={Igor L. Medintz and H. Tetsuo Uyeda and Ellen R. Goldman and Hedi Mattoussi},
  journal={Nature Materials},
  year={2005},
  volume={4},
  pages={435-446}
}
One of the fastest moving and most exciting interfaces of nanotechnology is the use of quantum dots (QDs) in biology. The unique optical properties of QDs make them appealing as in vivo and in vitro fluorophores in a variety of biological investigations, in which traditional fluorescent labels based on organic molecules fall short of providing long-term stability and simultaneous detection of multiple signals. The ability to make QDs water soluble and target them to specific biomolecules has… 
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