Advanced Materials

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Editor-in-Chief: Peter Gregory, Deputy Editors: Martin Ottmar, Carolina Novo da Silva, Lorna Stimson

Online ISSN: 1521-4095

Associated Title(s): Advanced Energy Materials, Advanced Engineering Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Healthcare Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces, Advanced Optical Materials, Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, Small

25_26b/2013Biomedical Applications: Surface Functionalization of Gold Nanoparticles with Red Blood Cell Membranes (Adv. Mater. 26/2013)

Liangfang Zhang and co-workers report on page 3549 a top-down approach to functionalize gold nanoparticles with cellular membranes from natural red blood cells. The resulting gold nanoparticles have an enclosed membrane shield and biological characteristics found on the source cells. By combining inorganic gold nanoparticles with biological membranes, this work demonstrates a compelling strategy to develop biomimetic gold nanostructures for future applications.

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