Nonporous silica nanoparticles for nanomedicine application

Li Tang, Jianjun Cheng

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Nanomedicine, the use of nanotechnology for biomedical applications, has potential to change the landscape of the diagnosis and therapy of many diseases. In the past several decades, the advancement in nanotechnology and material science has resulted in a large number of organic and inorganic nanomedicine platforms. Silica nanoparticles (NPs), which exhibit many unique properties, offer a promising drug delivery platform to realize the potential of nanomedicine. Mesoporous silica NPs have been extensively reviewed previously. Here we review the current state of the development and application of nonporous silica NPs for drug delivery and molecular imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-312
Number of pages23
JournalNano Today
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Drug delivery
  • Gene delivery
  • Molecular imaging
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nanotoxicity
  • Nonporous silica nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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