Chapter 2. Delivery of Nanonsensors to Measure the Intracellular Environment

  1. Volkmar Weissig2 and
  2. Gerard G. M. D'Souza3
  1. Paul G. Coupland and
  2. Jonathan W. Aylott

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch2

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Coupland, P. G. and Aylott, J. W. (2010) Delivery of Nanonsensors to Measure the Intracellular Environment, in Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (eds V. Weissig and G. G. M. D'Souza), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Midwestern University College of Pharmacy, Glendale, Arizona, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Author Information

  1. School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470631652

Online ISBN: 9780470875780



  • nanonsensor delivery - for intracellular environment measure;
  • nanosensors, internalized in viable cells - optical signal reporting on intracellular environment;
  • intracellular trafficking, nanosensor fate and targeted delivery strategies


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Intracellular Delivery

  • Intracellular Trafficking, Nanosensor Fate, and Strategies for Targeted Delivery

  • Cell Behavior Diagnostics

  • Challenges and Future Perspectives

  • References