Nanotechnology-based photodynamic therapy

Hee Jae Yoon, Woo Dong Jang

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According to recent advances in nanotechnology, various nano-sized formulations have been designed for the application in biomedical fields, including diagnosis, drug delivery, and therapeutics. The nanotechnology-based formulations have a great merit in the design of multifunctional platform for the biomedical applications. Therefore, recent trends in nanotechnology are moving onto the combination of nanotechnology and conventional therapeutic. Typically, photodynamic therapy (PDT) is one of promising techniques for the combination with nanotechnology owing to its less invasiveness. In this paper, we are going to briefly review recent advances in nanotechnology-based PDT, including selective delivery and excitation of photosensitizers, combination therapy, and multifunctional PDT.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16-26
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), the Agency for Defense Development (ADD) through the Defense Nano Technology Application Center (DN43) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Grant (No. 2012005565) funded by Korea Government (MEST).

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  • Chemistry(all)


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