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Role of nanomaterials in biotechnology

Parashar, Upendra Kumar and Saxena, P. S. and Srivastava, Anchal (2008) Role of nanomaterials in biotechnology. DIGEST JOURNAL OF NANOMATERIALS AND BIOSTRUCTURES, 3 (2). pp. 81-87.

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Nanotechnology is research and technology development at the atomic, molecular, and macromolecular scale, leading to the controlled manipulation and study of structures and devices of length scales in the 1- to 100-nanometers range. Objects at this scale, such as ``nanoparticles,'' take on novel properties and functions that differ markedly from those seen in the bulk scale. The small size, surface tailorability, improved solubility, and multifunctionality of nanoparticles open many new research avenues for biologists. The novel properties of nanomaterials offer the ability to interact with complex biological functions in new ways. This rapidly growing field allows cross-disciplinary researchers the opportunity to design and develop multifunctional nanoparticles that can target, diagnose, and treat diseases such as cancer. This article presents an overview of nanotechnology for the biologist and discusses ``nanotech'' strategies and constructs that have already demonstrated in vitro and in vivo efficacy.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanomaterials; biotechnology; nano-tech strategy; carbon nanotube; virus filtration
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Biomedical Science > Nanobiotechnology
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:2961
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:12 Jan 2009 13:21
Last Modified:20 Jan 2009 12:06

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