Polymeric nanoparticles for optical sensing
journal contributionposted on 21.05.2014, 10:26 by Francesco Canfarotta, Michael J. Whitcombe, Sergey A. Piletsky
Nanotechnology is a powerful tool for use in diagnostic applications. For these purposes a variety of functional nanoparticles containing fluorescent labels, gold and quantum dots at their cores have been produced, with the aim of enhanced sensitivity and multiplexing capabilities. This work will review progress in the application of polymeric nanoparticles in optical diagnostics, both for in vitro and in vivo detection, together with a discussion of their biodistribution and biocompatibility.