Inorganic Nanoparticles for In Vitro Cancer Diagnosis: A Patent Review

ISSN: 1877-9131 (Online)
ISSN: 1877-9123 (Print)

Volume 5, 2 Issues, 2015

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Victor Manuel Castano Meneses
Center of Applied Physics and Advanced Technology
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Juriquilla Campus

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Inorganic Nanoparticles for In Vitro Cancer Diagnosis: A Patent Review

Recent Patents on Nanomedicine, 3(2): 89-98.

Author(s): Yan Zhang, Jing Ma, Shuang Dai, Yan Wang and Lei Wang.

Affiliation: School of Pharmaceutical Science, Shandong University, Wenhua Xilu 44, 250012, Jinan, Shandong, P.R. China.


Early detection and treatment of diseases will increase the rate of cancer survival. Improving the performance of current diagnostic assay for cancer is in growing need. Recently, as potential diagnostic tools in the field of oncology, inorganic nanoparticles have received increased attention, which promises the promotion of in vitro cancer diagnosis toward new level of performance. Quantum dots (QDs), gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) are the most promising nanomaterials for in vitro cancer detection. This mini-review surveys the issued patents in recent five years with the use of inorganic nanoparticles for diagnosing cancer.


Cancer diagnosis, gold nanoparticles, in vitro, inorganic nanoparticles, magnetic nanoparticles, quantum dots.

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Article Details

Volume: 3
Issue Number: 2
First Page: 89
Last Page: 98
Page Count: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1877912304666140201000137

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