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Zeolites for theranostic applications

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Theranostic platforms bring about a revolution in disease management. During recent years, theranostic nanoparticles have been utilized for imaging and therapy simultaneously. Zeolites, because of their porous structure and tunable properties, which can be modified with various materials, can be used as a delivery agent. The porous structure of a zeolite enables it to be loaded and unloaded with various molecules such as therapeutic agents, photosensitizers, biological macromolecules, MRI contrast agents, radiopharmaceuticals, near-infrared (NIR) fluorophores, and microbubbles. Furthermore, theranostic zeolite nanocarriers can be further modified with targeting ligands, which is highly interesting for targeted cancer therapies.

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16 Mar 2020
24 May 2020
First published
30 Jun 2020

J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article
Article type
Review Article

Zeolites for theranostic applications

M. Khodadadi Yazdi, P. Zarrintaj, H. Hosseiniamoli, A. H. Mashhadzadeh, M. R. Saeb, J. D. Ramsey, M. R. Ganjali and M. Mozafari, J. Mater. Chem. B, 2020, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/D0TB00719F

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