Publication detail

Quantum dots: Biological and Biomedical Applications

PEKÁRKOVÁ, J. DRBOHLAVOVÁ, J. VACULOVIČOVÁ, M. ŠOBROVÁ, P. JANŮ, L. ADAM, V. HUBÁLEK, J. KIZEK, R.

Original Title

Quantum dots: Biological and Biomedical Applications

English Title

Quantum dots: Biological and Biomedical Applications

Type

book chapter

Language

en

Original Abstract

Quantum dots, tiny light-emitting nanocrystals, have emerged as a new promising class of fluorescent probes for biomolecular and cellular imaging. In comparison with organic dyes and fluorescent proteins, QDs have unique optical and electronic properties such as size-tunable light emission, improved signal brightness, resistance against photobleaching, and simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescence colors. The biomedical applications of nanoparticles are rooted in the advanced functional design, and have been realized in preclinical experimental diagnosis. In the end, they will contribute to personalized clinical treatment based on molecular profiles of each individual patient. The development is rapid and multidirectional, but at present is still in its early stages. The main applications of nanoparticles can be divided into several major directions: diagnostic molecular imaging, delivery of drug and gene, and targeted therapy.

English abstract

Quantum dots, tiny light-emitting nanocrystals, have emerged as a new promising class of fluorescent probes for biomolecular and cellular imaging. In comparison with organic dyes and fluorescent proteins, QDs have unique optical and electronic properties such as size-tunable light emission, improved signal brightness, resistance against photobleaching, and simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescence colors. The biomedical applications of nanoparticles are rooted in the advanced functional design, and have been realized in preclinical experimental diagnosis. In the end, they will contribute to personalized clinical treatment based on molecular profiles of each individual patient. The development is rapid and multidirectional, but at present is still in its early stages. The main applications of nanoparticles can be divided into several major directions: diagnostic molecular imaging, delivery of drug and gene, and targeted therapy.

Keywords

quantum dots, synthesis, biomedical applications

RIV year

2012

Released

05.07.2012

Publisher

Nova Science Publisher, Inc.

Location

Hauppauge NY, United States of America

ISBN

978-1-61942-968-0

Book

Quantum Dots: Applications, Synthesis and Characterization

Edition

1

Edition number

1

Pages from

193

Pages to

215

Pages count

23

Documents

BibTex


@inbook{BUT96310,
  author="Jana {Pekárková} and Jana {Drbohlavová} and Markéta {Vaculovičová} and Pavlína {Adam} and Libor {Janů} and Vojtěch {Adam} and Jaromír {Hubálek} and René {Kizek}",
  title="Quantum dots: Biological and Biomedical Applications",
  annote="Quantum dots, tiny light-emitting nanocrystals, have emerged as a new promising class of fluorescent probes for biomolecular and cellular imaging. In comparison with organic dyes and fluorescent proteins, QDs have unique optical and electronic properties such as size-tunable light emission, improved signal brightness, resistance against photobleaching, and simultaneous excitation of multiple fluorescence colors.
The biomedical applications of nanoparticles are rooted in the advanced functional design, and have been realized in preclinical experimental diagnosis. In the end, they will contribute to personalized clinical treatment based on molecular profiles of each individual patient. The development is rapid and multidirectional, but at present is still in its early stages. The main applications of nanoparticles can be divided into several major directions: diagnostic molecular imaging, delivery of drug and gene, and targeted therapy.",
  address="Nova Science Publisher, Inc.",
  booktitle="Quantum Dots: Applications, Synthesis and Characterization",
  chapter="96310",
  edition="1",
  howpublished="online",
  institution="Nova Science Publisher, Inc.",
  year="2012",
  month="july",
  pages="193--215",
  publisher="Nova Science Publisher, Inc.",
  type="book chapter"
}