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Silica-based nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy applications

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Silica-based nanoparticles for applications in photodynamic therapy (PDT) have emerged as a promising field for the treatment of cancer. In this review, based on the pathway the photosensitizer is entrapped inside the silica matrix, the different methods for the synthesis of silica-based nanoparticles are described from the pioneering works to the latest achievements which concern multifunctional nanoplatforms, up-converting nanoparticles, two-photon PDT, vectorization and in vivo applications.

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Submitted
08 Feb 2010
Accepted
18 Mar 2010
First published
25 May 2010

Nanoscale, 2010,2, 1083-1095
Article type
Review Article

Silica-based nanoparticles for photodynamic therapy applications

P. Couleaud, V. Morosini, C. Frochot, S. Richeter, L. Raehm and J. Durand, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 1083
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00096E

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