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Nanoparticles and cells: an interdisciplinary approach.

Type of publication Not peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (non peer-reviewed)
Author Petri-Fink Alke, Rothen-Rutishauser Barbara,
Project Biomedical nanoparticles as immune-modulators
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Original article (non peer-reviewed)

Journal Chimia
Volume (Issue) 66(3)
Page(s) 104 - 9
Title of proceedings Chimia
DOI 10.2533/chimia.2012.104


In this article we present an overview of some of our research in the field of nanoscience. By combining two different scientific backgrounds (chemistry and biology), we investigate nanoparticle-cell interactions from different angles. This requires an interdisciplinary approach involving material synthesis and characterization, cell biology (biochemistry) and microscopy. In particular, we describe the synthesis and magnetic properties of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles as well as their behavior in cell culture, evaluate different visualization and detection methods, and investigate the interaction of such magnetic particles with immune cells.