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Inorganic–inorganic nanohybrids for drug delivery, imaging and photo-therapy: recent developments and future scope

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Advanced nanotechnology has been emerging rapidly in terms of novel hybrid nanomaterials that have found various applications in day-to-day life for the betterment of the public. Specifically, gold, iron, silica, hydroxy apatite, and layered double hydroxide based nanohybrids have shown tremendous progress in biomedical applications, including bio-imaging, therapeutic delivery and photothermal/dynamic therapy. Moreover, recent progress in up-conversion nanohybrid materials is also notable because they have excellent NIR imaging capability along with therapeutic benefits which would be useful for treating deep-rooted tumor tissues. Our present review highlights recent developments in inorganic–inorganic nanohybrids, and their applications in bio-imaging, drug delivery, and photo-therapy. In addition, their future scope is also discussed in detail.

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Submitted
08 Dec 2020
Accepted
09 Feb 2021
First published
09 Mar 2021

This article is Open Access
All publication charges for this article have been paid for by the Royal Society of Chemistry

Chem. Sci., 2021,12, 5044-5063
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Review Article

Inorganic–inorganic nanohybrids for drug delivery, imaging and photo-therapy: recent developments and future scope

G. Choi, N. S. Rejinold, H. Piao and J. Choy, Chem. Sci., 2021, 12, 5044
DOI: 10.1039/D0SC06724E

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