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Gold Nanoparticles: Properties and Applications
Gold (Au) nanoparticles have tunable optical and electronic properties and are used in a number of applications including photovoltaics, sensors, drug delivery & catalysis.
Silica-coated Gold Nanoparticles: Surface Chemistry, Properties, Benefits and Applications
In the past few decades, research and commercial use of gold nanoparticles has rapidly expanded into fields extending from biomedical engineering to photovoltaics. Most applications take advantage of the excellent optical properties of gold nanoparticles, which can be fine-tuned by...
Iron Oxide Nanoparticles, Characteristics and Applications
Iron oxide (IO) nanoparticles consist of maghemite (γ-Fe2O3) and/or magnetite (Fe3O4) particles with diameters ranging from 1 and 100 nanometer and find applications in magnetic data storage, biosensing, drug-delivery etc.
Quantum Dots
Quantum dots are tiny particles or nanocrystals of a semiconducting material with diameters in the range of 2-10 nanometers.
Fabrication of Drug-loaded Microparticles Using Hydrogel Technology and Recent Innovation in Automation
Microparticle drug delivery systems have been extensively researched and applied to a wide variety of pharmaceutical and medical applications due to a number of advantages including injectability, local applicability to target tissues and sites, and controlled drug delivery over a...
Poly(Glycerol Sebacate) in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
The world of commercial biomaterials has stagnated over the past 30 years as few materials have successfully transitioned from the bench to clinical use. Synthetic aliphatic polyesters have continued to dominate the field of resorbable biomaterials due to their long...
Polymersomes for Drug Delivery
The development of drugs that target specific locations within the human body remains one of the greatest challenges in biomedicine today.
What Are Biomaterials?
Biocompatible / Biodegradable Polymer Tutorial
RESOMER® Biodegradable Polymers for Medical Device Applications Research
Find use of RESOMER® biodegradable polymers in medical device applications research.
Polyethylene Glycol Building Blocks for PEGylation
Sigma-Aldrich.com presents an article regarding Polyethylene Glycol Building Blocks for PEGylation.
Functional RAFT Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Reversible addition–fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) polymerization is rapidly moving to the forefront in construction of drug and gene delivery vehicles.
Tools for PEGylation
Polyethylene glycol (PEG) reagents offer numerous favorable characteristics, including high water solubility, high mobility in solution, lack of toxicity and immunogenicity, and ready clearance from the body.
Nanoparticle-Based Drug and Gene Delivery for Tumor Targeting
Professor Yoshiki Katayama (Kyushu University, Japan) discusses recent advances in drug delivery systems and strategies that exploit the EPR effect, with a special focus on stimuli-responsive systems based on novel materials.
Halloysite Nanotubes Applications in Nanomaterials Research
Halloysite Nanotubes in Nanomaterials Research. Halloysite, a naturally occurring aluminosilicate nanotube, has been undeservedly forgotten.
Delivery of Nucleic Acids Using Polymers
Delivery of Nucleic Acids Using Polymers
Drug Delivery FAQs
Find answers to common questions about drug delivery. Review important points about encapsulation efficiency and loading capacity.
Critical Micelle Concentrations (CMCs) - Avanti® Polar Lipids
The critical micelle concentration (CMC) can be approximately defined as the lipid monomer concentration at which appreciable amounts (>5% of total) of micellar aggregates first begin to appear in the equilibrium: nM1<=>Mn
Preparation of Chitosan Microparticles by Spray Drying
Microparticles with controlled size and morphology are of significant interest in the fields of drug delivery and biopharmaceuticals. The objective of this study was to assess the effect of processing parameters on the ability to control the size and distribution...
Applications of Glucose Polymers in the Synthesis of Diagnostic and Drug Delivery Nanoparticles
Dmitri Simberg (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA) reviews the used of dextran and cyclodextrin for the synthesis of nanoparticles used in drug delivery applications.
Injectable Hydrogels for Cell Delivery and Tissue Regeneration
The use of hydrogel-based biomaterials for the delivery and recruitment of cells to promote tissue regeneration in the body is of growing interest. This article discussed the application of hydrogels in cell delivery and tissue regeneration.
Biodegradable Polyester-based Nanoparticle Formation by Miniemulsion Technique
Aliphatic polyesters such as polylactide, poly(lactide-co-glycolide) and polycaprolactone, as well as their copolymers, represent a diverse family of synthetic biodegradable polymers that have been widely explored for medical uses and are commercially available.
Use of Iron Oxide Incorporated Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles for Bioimaging
Our highly fluorescent iron oxide incorporated conjugated polymer nanoparticles (CPNs) have an iron oxide and semiconductor light emitting polymer core, encapsulated within a biocompatible surfactant. The multi-modal particles can be used in both fluorescence and magnetic resonance imaging. Learn more...
Applications of Y-Shape Peg Derivatives for Drug Delivery
The immune system protects the body from disease by resisting the invasion of foreign molecules into its cells, for example peptides and proteins are hydrolyzed by proteolytic enzymes; nucleic acids are hydrolyzed by nucleases; and most small molecules are eliminated...
Dendrons and Hyperbranched Polymers: Multifunctional Tools for Materials Chemistry
Dendrons in nanomaterials - Find features and benefits of polyester dendrons and hyperbranched polymer products.
Biodegradable Polyester Based Nanoparticle Formation by Miniemulsion Technique
Aliphatic polyesters such as polylactide, poly(lactide-co-glycolide) and polycaprolactone, as well as their copolymers, represent a diverse family of synthetic biodegradable polymers that have been widely explored for medical uses and are commercially available.
Poly(Amino Acid) Block Copolymers for Drug Delivery and other Biomedical Applications
Humankind has utilized protein materials throughout its existence, starting with the use of materials such as wool and silk for warmth and protection from the elements and continuing with the use of recombinant DNA techniques to synthesize proteins with unique...
Degradex® Microspheres and Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Research and Formulation Development
Study on how Degradex® PLGA microspheres and nanoparticles can be used for drug delivery research and formulation development.
Poly(2-Oxazoline)s: The Versatile Polymer Platform for Biomedicine
The introduction of polymers into the biomedical field has opened new avenues in tissue engineering, implant design, biosensing, and drug delivery.
Layer-by-Layer (LbL) Assembly, A "Gentle Yet Flexible" Method Toward Functional Biomaterials
Recently, layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly has emerged as a versatile, gentle and, simple method for immobilization of functional molecules in an easily controllable thin film morphology.1,2 In this short review, we introduce recent advances in functional systems fabricated by using the...
Chitosan-based Biomaterials
Chitin, a natural polysaccharide, is the second most abundant natural biopolymer in the world, after cellulose.

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