Theranostic applications of mesoporous silica nanoparticles and their organic/inorganic hybrids

Nai Tzu Chen, Shih Hsun Cheng, Jeffrey S. Souris, Chin Tu Chen, Chung Yuan Mou, Leu Wei Lo

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Abstract

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), with their intrinsically large and easily functionalized surface areas and pore volumes, are particularly well-suited to efficient conveyance of a wide variety of therapeutic agents. When combined with other organic/inorganic nanomaterials, the resultant organic/inorganic-MSN hybrids demonstrate unique synergies and even greater versatility. In this paper, we describe the current status and future prospects of MSNs and organic/inorganic-MSN hybrids for combined therapeutic and diagnostic-theranostic-biomedical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3128-3135
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry B
Volume1
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 7 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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