Hélio M. Gil
NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future
Gil, Hélio M.; Price, Thomas W.; Chelani, Kanik; Bouillard, Jean Sebastien G.; Calaminus, Simon D.J.; Stasiuk, Graeme J.
Thomas W. Price
Dr Jean-Sebastien Bouillard J.Bouillard@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Physics
Simon D.J. Calaminus
Graeme J. Stasiuk
Fluorescence imaging has gathered interest over the recent years for its real-time response and high sensitivity. Developing probes for this modality has proven to be a challenge. Quantum dots (QDs) are colloidal nanoparticles that possess unique optical and electronic properties due to quantum confinement effects, whose excellent optical properties make them ideal for fluorescence imaging of biological systems. By selectively controlling the synthetic methodologies it is possible to obtain QDs that emit in the first (650–950 nm) and second (1000–1400 nm) near infra-red (NIR) windows, allowing for superior imaging properties. Despite the excellent optical properties and biocompatibility shown by some NIR QDs, there are still some challenges to overcome to enable there use in clinical applications. In this review, we discuss the latest advances in the application of NIR QDs in preclinical settings, together with the synthetic approaches and material developments that make NIR QDs promising for future biomedical applications.
Gil, H. M., Price, T. W., Chelani, K., Bouillard, J. S. G., Calaminus, S. D., & Stasiuk, G. J. (2021). NIR-quantum dots in biomedical imaging and their future. iScience, 24(3), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102189
|Journal Article Type||Review|
|Acceptance Date||Dec 28, 2020|
|Online Publication Date||Feb 14, 2021|
|Publication Date||Mar 19, 2021|
|Deposit Date||Mar 31, 2021|
|Publicly Available Date||Mar 31, 2021|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Optical Materials; Biomedical Engineering; Engineering; Materials Science; Materials Chemistry|
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© 2021This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
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