8. Biopolymer, Dendrimer, and Liposome Nanoplatforms for Optical Molecular Imaging

  1. Xiaoyuan Chen2,3
  1. David Pham,
  2. Ling Zhang,
  3. Bo Chen and
  4. Ella Fung Jones

Published Online: 25 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch8

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging

How to Cite

Pham, D., Zhang, L., Chen, B. and Fung Jones, E. (2011) Biopolymer, Dendrimer, and Liposome Nanoplatforms for Optical Molecular Imaging, in Nanoplatform-Based Molecular Imaging (ed X. Chen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470767047.ch8

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. Center for Molecular and Functional Imaging, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470521151

Online ISBN: 9780470767047



  • biopolymer, dendrimer, and liposome nanoplatforms - for optical molecular imaging;
  • multimodal functionality, not only limited to targeting - multimodality imaging with optical and MR, sought after using liposome platform;
  • dendrimers, perfectly branched polymeric macromolecules - synthetically constructed stepwise, layer-by-layer, emanating from a multifunctioned core


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biopolymers

  • Dendrimers

  • Liposomes

  • Perspective

  • References