Synthesis and application of quantum dot-tagged fluorescent microbeads.

  title={Synthesis and application of quantum dot-tagged fluorescent microbeads.},
  author={Qiang Ma and Chao Wang and Xingguang Su},
  journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology},
  volume={8 3},
Fluorescent quantum dots have been used in biological applications as desirable fluorescent labels instead of traditional fluorophores. Incorporation into microspheres enhances many features of quantum dots that make them ideal for biological detection, such as photostability, multi-target, and improved brightness. Quantum dot-tagged microbeads are emerging as a new class of fluorescent labels and are expected to open new opportunities in nanotechnology and biology. In this review, we describe… CONTINUE READING