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Emerging Nanotechnologies for Diagnostics, Drug Delivery and Medical Devices by Abhirup Mandal, Kishore Cholkar, Ashim K Mitra

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Chapter 2

Multifunctional Micro- and Nanoparticles

Rubi Mahato     Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park, NJ, United States

Abstract

The advancement of nanotechnology in the field of medicine and drug delivery has led to the development of many innovative strategies for accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment of clinical conditions, without secondary effects. Multifunctional micro- and nanoparticles provide various functionalities, including imaging, targeting, and therapeutic. These functional moieties can be integrated into the systems to achieve this goal. Multifunctional micro- and nanoparticles also enable simultaneous delivery of multiple therapeutic agents as well as imaging and therapeutic agents for real-time observation and evaluation ...

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