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Nanotechnology-based analytical approaches for detection of viruses


Vaculovicova, M and Michalek, P and Krizkova, S and Macka, M and Adam, V, Nanotechnology-based analytical approaches for detection of viruses, Analytical Methods, 9, (16) pp. 2375-2391. ISSN 1759-9660 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry

DOI: doi:10.1039/c7ay00048k


The risks posed by viral diseases have been recognised as critical threats to mankind. On the other hand, using nanotechnology approaches, viruses are used as tools and building blocks for electronics, chemistry, and biomedical science. Virus-based nanotechnology is benefiting from the natural circulatory and targeting properties of viruses in order to design drugs and vaccines that specifically target tissues of interest in vivo. This review details the exploitation of nanomaterials for the detection of viruses in general, with a focus on four of the most common and damaging viruses, namely influenza, hepatitis, HIV, and dengue. As the principles behind the techniques used in the area of detection and analysis are interconnected with the principles used in some other areas, the review also outlines the use of viral nanoparticles as nanocarriers for targeted delivery as well as their utilization in nanomaterial engineering.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:nfluenza-virus, hepatitis-bamperometric immunosensor, electrochemical detection, gold nanoparticles, quantum-dots, magnetic nanoparticles, ultrasensitive detection, carbon nanotubes, viral-hepatitis
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical spectrometry
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Macka, M (Professor Mirek Macka)
ID Code:151695
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:29
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2022-08-03
Last Modified:2022-09-08

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