Magnetic nanosheet adhesion to mucosal tissue

V. Pensabene*, V. Mattoli, A. Menciassi, P. Dario, T. Fujie, S. Takeoka

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Polymeric single layer nanosheets have been recently developed and proposed as drug-delivery systems. By spin coating deposition, the nanometric thickness can be easily controlled, and plenty of polymers can be deposed, thus obtaining biocompatible and resistant sheets. For all these reasons, the possibility to use them as drug carriers or "nanoplasters" for closing incisions (both externally and internally the human body) has been envisaged. One of most challenging issues is the handling and the positioning of these films within the working environment, controlling the movement of the film, possibly by using non invasive tools: the possibility to include magnetic components, such as magnetic nanoparticles or nanotubes, will pave the way for the effective use of nanosheets in the human body, by allowing precise positioning by an external magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 2009 Jul 262009 Jul 30

Publication series

Name2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009


Conference2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009


  • Magnetic naoparticles
  • Polymeric nanosheet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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