Microscopical characterization of nanocapsules templated on ionic crystals and biological cells towards bio-medical applications

A. Diaspro, S. Krol, O. Cavalleri, D. Silvano, A. Gliozzi

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Abstract

Nanocapsules represent a comparatively new class of colloids with controlled nanostructure. The use of crystals as core influences the wall texture and the properties of the capsules. Yeast cells constitute a candidate as core. They are a good system for testing the protective ability of shells and the permeability of the walls with respect to the needs of biological systems, namely: feeding and stability against attacks. The main features of the nanocapsules have been studied by two photon, confocal and atomic force microscopy. Nanocapsules are of bio-medical interest since they can be used, for example, for the controlled release and targeting of drugs as well as for the protection of enzymes, proteins and foreign cells.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages147-148
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0780375572, 9780780375574
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
EventIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jun 6 2002Jun 9 2002

Other

OtherIEEE-EMBS Special Topic Conference on Molecular, Cellular and Tissue Engineering, MCTE 2002
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period6/6/026/9/02

Keywords

  • Bioreactors
  • Drug delivery
  • High-resolution microscopy
  • Nanocapsules
  • Nanostructured biomatcrials
  • Polyelectrolyte

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biotechnology

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