Applications of nanoparticles in biology and medicine

J Nanobiotechnology. 2004 Apr 30;2(1):3. doi: 10.1186/1477-3155-2-3.


Nanomaterials are at the leading edge of the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. Their unique size-dependent properties make these materials superior and indispensable in many areas of human activity. This brief review tries to summarise the most recent developments in the field of applied nanomaterials, in particular their application in biology and medicine, and discusses their commercialisation prospects.