Activatable nanomaterials at the forefront of biomedical sciences

Taekhoon Kim, Yong Min Huh, Seungjoo Haam, Kwangyeol Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

18 Citations (Scopus)


This feature article reviews the emerging applications of activatable nanomaterials in the bio- and medical fields, namely, molecular imaging, theragnostics, cancer therapy, tissue engineering, and biosensors. Nanomaterials, with an ideal size to interact with biological systems replete with nanoscopic biomolecules, are now finding applications in previously inconceivable tasks of affecting biological systems at the sub-cellular level, revolutionizing the technological developments of the bio- and medical fields. This feature article places special emphasis on the nanomaterial designs, the activation mechanism of the prepared materials and the nanoscopically localized effect of the resulting nanomaterial-originated events, which are designed to manipulate the behavior of biological systems or obtain critical biological information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8194-8206
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Materials Chemistry
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Chemistry


Dive into the research topics of 'Activatable nanomaterials at the forefront of biomedical sciences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this