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Biomedical applications of nanostructured porous silicon: a review

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Raul J. Martin-Palma, Miguel Manso-Silvan, Vicente Torres-Costa

Universidad Auto´noma de Madrid, Departamento de Fi´sica Aplicada and CIBER-bbn, Facultad de Ciencias, Cantoblanco, Madrid 28049 Spain

J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 042502 (September 13, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3496303
History: Received June 24, 2010; Revised August 15, 2010; Accepted August 31, 2010; September 13, 2010; Online September 13, 2010
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Abstract

Current fabrication and characterization techniques allow the development of nanostructured systems with controlled size, shape and composition. Additionally, modifications can be made to these nanosystems to better suit their integration with biological systems, leading to such interesting properties as enhanced aqueous solubility, biocompatibility or bio-recognition. The particular morphology and overall properties of nanostructured porous silicon allow the use of this material in the fields of drug delivery, eye diseases, tumor imaging, and tissue engineering.

© 2010 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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Raul J. Martin-Palma ; Miguel Manso-Silvan and Vicente Torres-Costa
"Biomedical applications of nanostructured porous silicon: a review", J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 042502 (September 13, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3496303


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