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Design and Synthesis of Metallic Nanoparticles for Targeted Therapy and Diagnostics

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Nanoparticles (metallic/bimetallic/metal oxides) have been receiving significant attention in last few years as they offer unique properties for applications in the field of medical science. These nanoparticles show significant potential in areas of nano-medicine such as in vitro diagnostics and imaging to ...

Nanoparticles (metallic/bimetallic/metal oxides) have been receiving significant attention in last few years as they offer unique properties for applications in the field of medical science. These nanoparticles show significant potential in areas of nano-medicine such as in vitro diagnostics and imaging to detect the diseases more easily. Additionally, they have been shown to be effective in treatment of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases.

Unlike usual drugs, nanoparticles avoid systemic adverse effects as they able to deliver the desired drug to the target tissue or organ. Although various methods have been developed to synthesize these nanoparticles, there is still a need to develop methods which are more efficient and environmentally friendly. While recent advances and new treatment approaches using nano particles have considerably delayed the progression of diseases, there are still gaps and limitations in this area.

In this Research Topic, we welcome original research articles and reviews which deal with new developments in this field such as:

• Rational design and synthesis of small molecules nanoformulation for drug delivery in different disease models.
• Rational design and synthesis of metallic nanoparticles/nanocomposites and their application as antimicrobial/anti-cancer agents.
• Rational design and synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles/nanocomposites and their application in the treatment of disease such as cancer, neurodegeneration disease, arthritis and cardiovascular disorder.
All articles that cover medical applications within this Research Topic must also have a focus on the synthetic chemistry of the nanoparticles.


Keywords: Nanoformulation, Diagnostic, antimicrobial, anticancer, drug delivery


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30 November 2019 Manuscript
29 February 2020 Manuscript Extension

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29 February 2020 Manuscript Extension

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