Bovine Serum Albumin-Based Magnetic Nanocarrier for MRI Diagnosis and Hyperthermic Therapy: A Potential Theranostic Approach Against Cancer


  • Financial support (Seventh Framework Programme, grant agreement number CP-IP 213631-2 NANOTHER) from the European Commission is gratefully acknowledged.


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Chemical synthesis, stability, and characterization of a new albumin-based magnetic nanocarrier containing cobalt ferrite nanoparticles is reported. The BSA–cobalt-based nanocarrier is tested as a theranostic nanomedicine: both diagnostic abilities in vivo and therapeutic hyperthermic effects on standard human tumor cell line (HeLa cells, see image) are investigated.