Chapter 9. Real-Time Particle Tracking for Studying Intracellular Transport of Nanotherapeutics

  1. Volkmar Weissig2 and
  2. Gerard G. M. D'Souza3
  1. Clive Chen and
  2. Junghae Suh

Published Online: 25 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470875780.ch9

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Organelle-Specific Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

How to Cite

Chen, C. and Suh, J. (2010) Real-Time Particle Tracking for Studying Intracellular Transport of Nanotherapeutics, 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.ch9

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. Department of Bioengineering, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470631652

Online ISBN: 9780470875780



  • real-time particle tracking - for studying nanotherapeutic intracellular transport;
  • nonviral gene vector trajectories - in live cell tracked using SPT;
  • SPT powerful technique - tracking individual particle movement at high spatial-temporal resolution


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Locating and Tracking of Individual Particles

  • Analysis of Tracking Data

  • Applications

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgment

  • References