Synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles for functional applications

The biomedical use of inorganic nanoparticles (Nps) has enjoyed an increased interest over the past decade owing to the numerous abilities they possess such as enabling non-invasive and long-term imaging of the whole body, potential treatment of cancer, antimicrobial efficiency against drug-resistant bacteria, magnetic hyperthermia, targeted transportation of drugs, etc. However, the Np effects on cell behaviour still require a more profound knowledge.
By this study, the synthesis of the new Nps functionalized with enzymes, precious metal clusters, drugs, and fluorescent species will be investigated.
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