Transmission electron microscopy of lipid vesicles for drug delivery

Valentina Bello, Giovanni Mattei, Paolo Mazzoldi, Nicoletta Vivenza, Paolo Gasco, Jean Marc Idee, Caroline Robic, Elisabetta Borsella

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Abstract

Iron oxides nanocrystals are largely used for biomedical applications due to their high magnetization. Furthermore for in vivo applications these nanoparticles must be covered with a non-toxic material. Inside the numerous nano-systems for drug delivery, lipid structures, such as Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs), have been largely developed for various administration routes. In this work SLNs and iron-oxide nanocrystals covered with a lipid shell are characterized by Transmission Electron Microscopy. This technique has revealed to be essential to investigate the ultrafine compositional and morphological properties of these systems. © 2010 American Institute of Physics.
Original languageEnglish
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventBONSAI Project Symposium: Breakthroughs in Nanoparticles for Bio-Imaging - , Italy
Duration: 1 Jan 2010 → …

Conference

ConferenceBONSAI Project Symposium: Breakthroughs in Nanoparticles for Bio-Imaging
CountryItaly
Period1/1/10 → …

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Bello, V., Mattei, G., Mazzoldi, P., Vivenza, N., Gasco, P., Idee, J. M., ... Borsella, E. (2010). Transmission electron microscopy of lipid vesicles for drug delivery. Paper presented at BONSAI Project Symposium: Breakthroughs in Nanoparticles for Bio-Imaging, Italy. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3505070