Novel Delivery Vehicle for Cell Transfection
Nanoparticles can be manufactured with tunable size, shape and surface as well as biological activity. Their role as nanocarriers is well established. While many nanoparticles are stable as an aqueous colloid, ferro fluid, they maintain an insufficient active surface and are limited in their capacity for further modification or surface engineering.
In this cutting-edge technology a stable nanoparticle has been designed. It is composed of a metal oxide (maghemite, Fe2O3) core particulate system and a shell made of cerium (III/IV) cations and complexes.