Recent Developments and Future Prospects of Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedicine and Diagnostics

  • Muhammad Naeem Iqbal The School of Life Sciences, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China; Pakistan Science Mission (PSM), Narowal (Noor Kot 51770), Pakistan.
Keywords: Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs), Nanoparticle technology, biomedical applications.

Abstract

Nanoparticle technology is the fastest growing and shows significant future promise regarding its applications in the area of biomedicine and diagnostics. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) are relatively inert in the biological environment and have a number of physical properties that are suitable for several biomedical applications. Gold nanoparticles are the subject of intense studies due to the exceptional photo-optical properties combined with the biocompatibility and have proved to be a powerful tool in various nanomedical applications. The present review aims to summarize recent developments of AuNPs in biomedicine and diagnostics and discuss future prospects. Relevant theory and examples of the use of AuNPs in these applications have been cited and discussed to create a thorough understanding of the developments in this field. We further provided conclusions of present challenges and future perspectives of AuNPs for fundamental investigations and practical biomedical applications.

Published
2019-09-30
How to Cite
Iqbal, M. N. (2019). Recent Developments and Future Prospects of Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedicine and Diagnostics. International Journal of Nanotechnology and Allied Sciences, 3(2), 40-44. Retrieved from https://journals.psmpublishers.org/index.php/ijnas/article/view/357
Section
Mini Reviews
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