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Nanostructures for Novel Therapy by Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Denisa Ficai

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Chapter 18

Quantum dots for bioimaging and therapeutic applications

George Vlasceanu*
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu*
Irina Gheorghe**
Mariana C. Chifiriuc**
Alina M. Holban***    University Politehnica of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania**    Research Institute of the University of Bucharest (ICUB), Bucharest, Romania

Abstract

Offering more advantages compared to the old-fashioned chemical-staining techniques, quantum dots (QD)-mediated imaging has become one of the most explored approaches when it comes to molecular, cellular, and intracellular labeling and biodetection of cytotoxic ions or molecules, organic molecules (DNA, peptides, gluthatione, cancer, cardiac/renal/ocular diseases markers, intracellular markers of various organelles) for biomedical ...

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