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Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Nanoscale magnetic particles are playing an increasingly important role as tools in biotechnology and medicine, as well as for studying biological systems. With appropriate surface functionalization, they enable the selective application of magnetic forces to a wide range of cells, subcellular structures, and biomolecules, and have been applied to or are being developed for areas including magnetic separation, magnetic biosensing and bioassays, drug delivery and therapeutics, and probes of the mechanical and rheo-logical properties of cells.
Biomedical Engineering