Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs), with their intrinsically large and easily functionalized surface areas and pore volumes, are particularly well-suited to efficient conveyance of a wide variety of therapeutic agents. When combined with other organic/inorganic nanomaterials, the resultant organic/inorganic-MSN hybrids demonstrate unique synergies and even greater versatility. In this paper, we describe the current status and future prospects of MSNs and organic/inorganic-MSN hybrids for combined therapeutic and diagnostic-theranostic-biomedical applications.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Materials Chemistry B|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 7 2013|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering
- Materials Science(all)