Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2013; 17 (9): 1141-1148

Marvelous applications of quantum dots

M. Cheki, M. Moslehi, M. Assadi

Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.,


BACKGROUND: Nanotechnology is developed to convert research, prevention, and treatment of cancer through the novel diagnostic imaging techniques and therapies. In particular, the imaging nanotechnology has gained substantial momentum in recent years. The main progress in nanotechnology has led to the production of novel fluorescent probes named quantum dots (QDs). Quantum dots develop a revolution in the molecular tagging processes within research, in vivo and in vitro studies. Due to unique physical and chemical features of QD probes, new possible techniques of early cancer detection and therapeutic management are being surveyed. Quantum dots have also dissolved many of the restrictions of organic fluorophores and are a talented option as a research tool.

CONCLUSIONS: This review addresses on the present status of research, preclinical applications and also future visions of quantum dots.


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M. Cheki, M. Moslehi, M. Assadi
Marvelous applications of quantum dots

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2013
Vol. 17 - N. 9
Pages: 1141-1148