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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 10

Nanosystems for Diagnostic Imaging, Biodetectors, and Biosensors

Gayathri Acharya1, Ashim K. Mitra2, and Kishore Cholkar3     1GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA, United States     2University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, United States     3Ingenus Pharmaceuticals/RiconPharma LLC, Denville, NJ, United States

Abstract

Nanotechnology and its applications in imaging, as biological detectors and sensors, are being explored at large in this chapter. The complex nature of tumor cells and the growing need for noninvasive treatment options for hard-to-reach tumors have led to major advances in the field of nanosystems and disease diagnosis. In this chapter the reader will be introduced to the field of theranostics. Advanced nanomaterials ...

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