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Application of calcium phosphatenanoparticles in biomedicine

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Calcium phosphate has excellent biocompatibility due to its chemical similarity to human hard tissue (bone and teeth). In nanoparticulate dispersed form, it can be used as a carrier in biological systems, e.g. to transfer nucleic acids or drugs. If such nanoparticles are suitably functionalized with fluorescing dyes, they can also be used for imaging or for photodynamic therapy.

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The article was received on 03 Jun 2009, accepted on 09 Sep 2009 and first published on 01 Oct 2009

Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B910885H
J. Mater. Chem., 2010,20, 18-23

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    Application of calcium phosphate nanoparticles in biomedicine

    M. Epple, K. Ganesan, R. Heumann, J. Klesing, A. Kovtun, S. Neumann and V. Sokolova, J. Mater. Chem., 2010, 20, 18
    DOI: 10.1039/B910885H

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