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A review on biogenic nanosilver – an emerging biomedical product

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T. Lakshmi Priya, S. Sivakumar, R. Lavanya Sri, S. Nandhini, N. Pavithra

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J. Bio. Env. Sci.3( 4), 26-38, April 2013


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The convergence of nanotechnology and biomedical sciences paves the need for new and effective methods for enhancing the therapeutics and diagnostics. Generally, the use of nanotechnology improves specificity of molecular devices by maximizing the safety and efficiency and by minimizing the hazardous impacts. Silver nanoparticles posses excellent free radical scavenging, antibacterial and larvicidal activities and several works have shown the promising ability of their role in cancer and gene therapies. Further, it is a powerful tool in cell imaging and sensing applications due to their unique biological, optical and chemical properties. Excellent biocompatibility and strong optical absorption of silver nanoparticles enables them to be extensively studied for novel biomedical applications. The goal of this review is to highlight the research carried in implementation of silver nanoparticles for medical therapeutic and diagnostic.


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A review on biogenic nanosilver – an emerging biomedical product

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