Target Delivery of Iron Oxide Magnetic Nanoparticles for Imaging and Treatment

  • Hamed Nosrati
  • Marziyeh Salehiabar
  • Naser Sefidi
  • Siamak Javani
  • Soodabeh Davaran
  • Hossein DanafarEmail author
Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)


At this time, passive targeting with the aid of enhanced permeability and retention (EPR effect), active targeting with the aid of molecular or other targeting agents, and employing external magnetic field are used to successfully deliver IONPs to aim tumor site. Latest progresses in treatment of disease are toward targeted delivery. With fast progresses in this field, researchers employed the IONPs as a hopeful theranostic vehicle. In this chapter, we focused on passive and active target delivery of IONPs for diagnosis, imaging, and therapy purpose.


Iron oxide Magnetic nanoparticle Magnetic targeting Target delivery Theranostic 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hamed Nosrati
    • 1
  • Marziyeh Salehiabar
    • 2
  • Naser Sefidi
    • 1
  • Siamak Javani
    • 3
  • Soodabeh Davaran
    • 2
  • Hossein Danafar
    • 1
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical Biomaterials, School of PharmacyZanjan University of Medical SciencesZanjanIran
  2. 2.Drug Applied Research Center, Tabriz University of Medical SciencesTabrizIran
  3. 3.Medical Cellular and Molecular Research Center, Golestan University of Medical SciencesGorganIran
  4. 4.Zanjan Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research CenterZanjan University of Medical SciencesZanjanIran

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