Silicon Nano-biotechnology

  • Yao He
  • Yuanyuan Su

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 1-18
  3. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 19-38
  4. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 39-59
  5. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 75-91
  6. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 93-104
  7. Yao He, Yuanyuan Su
    Pages 105-109

About this book

Introduction

This book reviews the latest advances in the development of silicon nano-biotechnology for biological and biomedical applications, which include biosensing, bioimaging, and cancer therapy. In this book, newly developed silicon nano-biotechnology and its biomedical applications are systematically introduced. For instance, fluorescent silicon nanoparticles, serving as novel high-performance biological nanoprobes, are superbly suited to real-time and long-term bioimaging. Silicon nanowire-based sensing platform is especially capable of sensitive, specific, and multiplexed detection of various biological species. Silicon-based nanocarriers with ultra-high drug-loading capacity are highly efficacious for in vitro and in vivo cancer therapies.

This book is intended for readers who are interested in the design of functional silicon nanostructures and their biological and biomedical applications. It uses silicon nanoparticles and silicon nanowires as models and discusses topics ranging from their synthesis to their biological applications, the goal being to highlight these exciting achievements as starting points in the field of silicon nano-biotechnology.

Yao He is a Professor at Institute of Functional Nano&Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China.

Yuanyuan Su is an Associate Professor at Institute of Functional Nano&Soft Materials (FUNSOM), Soochow University, China.

Keywords

Biological Fluorescent Probes Biosafety Assessment Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy Drug Nanocarriers Magnetic Resonance Imaging Silicon Nanostructures Silicon-Based Bioimaging Silicon-Based Biosensing Silicon-Based Nanoagents Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

Authors and affiliations

  • Yao He
    • 1
  • Yuanyuan Su
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials(FUNSOM)Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina
  2. 2.Institute of Functional Nano & Soft Materials(FUNSOM)Soochow UniversitySuzhouChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-54668-6
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54667-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54668-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5407
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5415
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