Biomedical Applications of Silica (SiO2) Nanoparticles

E. Fiorentis, M.-A. Gatou, N. Lagopati, E.A. Pavlatou

Biomedical Journal of Scientific and Technical Research 2023, 15 (1), 42382

Silica nanoparticles (SiNPs) are widely utilized in various industries, such as food, synthetic processes, medical diagnosis and drug delivery, owing to their adjustable particle size, extensive surface area and excellent biocompatibility. Numerous studies have explored the biomedical applications of SiNPs, including the customization of their surfaces and structures to target different types of cancers and facilitate disease diagnosis. This mini review encompasses recent research on the biomedical applications of SiNPs, incorporating fundamental discoveries and ongoing exploratory advancements of their research, and particularly their implementation in drug delivery systems for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases within the human body, holding potential for practical developments in the future.

doi: 10.26717/BJSTR.2023.51.008057

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