Multifunctional Materials Sensors for Theranostic Nanomedicine
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 5018
Interests: smart materials; nanomaterials; hybrid biointerfaces; theranostics; nanomedicine
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Sensors welcomes submissions to this Special Issue entitled “Multifunctional Materials Sensors for Theranostic Nanomedicine”.
Nanomaterials exhibit unique properties that are not found in bulk materials; today, thanks to the tremendous advances in the fabrication and in the monitoring approaches of nanotechnology devices, multifunctionality can be easily achieved either on a single (nano)material or by integrating several types of materials in composite nanostructures.
The high surface-to-volume ratio of the matter structured at the nanoscale allows for a tunable morphology and ease of modification through surface tailoring. These features, coupled with other characteristics, such as optoelectronic and magnetic properties as well as biocompatibility, can exploited to achieve theranostic capabilities (i.e., merging diagnostic and therapeutic functionalities) and multimodality for sensing/imaging applications. Therefore, combined with imaging techniques, multifunctional nanomedicines with theranostic properties can simultaneously provide imaging, diagnosis, and treatment in the same administration to overcome current limits of conventional therapy.
The main themes and keywords to guide potential authors are as follows:
- Multimodal imaging applications that use nanoparticles, with a particular interest in real-time monitoring of therapeutic molecules as well as imaging and diagnosis tools.
- Challenges and perspectives with nanoparticles with sensing capabilities in medicine.
- Nanotechnology-based approaches for developing multifunctional and targeting strategies, leading simultaneously toward the detection, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer and other diseases.
Dr. Cristina Satriano
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