Accelerating the Translation of Nanomaterials in Biomedicine.
Mitragotri S., Anderson DG., Chen X., Chow EK., Ho D., Kabanov AV., Karp JM., Kataoka K., Mirkin CA., Petrosko SH., Shi J., Stevens MM., Sun S., Teoh S., Venkatraman SS., Xia Y., Wang S., Gu Z., Xu C.
Due to their size and tailorable physicochemical properties, nanomaterials are an emerging class of structures utilized in biomedical applications. There are now many prominent examples of nanomaterials being used to improve human health, in areas ranging from imaging and diagnostics to therapeutics and regenerative medicine. An overview of these examples reveals several common areas of synergy and future challenges. This Nano Focus discusses the current status and future potential of promising nanomaterials and their translation from the laboratory to the clinic, by highlighting a handful of successful examples.