32. Current Status and Future Prospects for Nanoparticle-Based Technology in Human Medicine

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. Nuria Sanvicens,
  2. Fátima Fernández,
  3. J.-Pablo Salvador and
  4. M.-Pilar Marco

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch32

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Sanvicens, N., Fernández, F., Salvador, J.-P. and Marco, M.-P. (2011) Current Status and Future Prospects for Nanoparticle-Based Technology in Human Medicine, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford and Bio-X Program, Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA

  2. 3

    Laboratory for Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Author Information

  1. Applied Molecular Receptors Group, CIBER de Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanotecnología, IQAC-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • translational nanomedicine, and nanoparticle-based technology in human medicine - current status and future prospects;
  • magnetic nanoparticles, most used nanomaterials in imaging diagnosis - noninvasive, good application in multidimensional tomography and high spatial resolution;
  • quantum dot–based electrochemical stripping transduction - for multiplexed protein assays, as quantum dot–aptamer-based method for dual detection of thrombin and lysozyme at attomole limits


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanoparticle-Based Molecular Imaging Systems

  • Nanoparticle-Based Molecular Diagnostic Systems

  • Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery Systems

  • Multifunctional Nanoparticles

  • Nanoparticle Toxicity

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Abbreviations

  • References