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Title: Biomedical applications and toxicity of nanosilver : a review
Authors: Krishna, Suresh Babu Naidu 
Govender, Patrick 
Adam, Jamila Khatoon 
Keywords: Antibacterial;Antiviral;Diagnosis;Toxicity;Therapeutics
Issue Date: Dec-2015
Publisher: Ituta e-solutions
Source: Naidu, K. S. B. Govender, P. Adam, J.K. 2015. Biomedical applications and toxicity of nanosilver : a review. Medical Technology SA. 29(2): 13-19.
Journal: Medical technology SA 
Nanotechnology is a promising arena for generating new applications in medicine.
It is advancing rapidly due to the great progress achieved in various fileds including electronics, machanics, cosmetics, food, etc. In order to successfully bifunctionalise nanoparticles for a given biomedical application, a wide range of chemical, physical and biological factors have to be taken into account. Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) exhibit strong antibacterial activity owing to their large surface to volume ratios and crystallographic surface structure. Nanosilver particles have been widely used in a range of biomedical applications including diagnosis, treatment, medical device coatings, drug delivery and personal health care products. With the growing application of nanosilver particles in medical contexts, it is becoming necessary for a better understanding the mechanisms of action, biological interactions and their potential toxicity on exposure. This review aims to provide critical assess-ment of the current understanding of antibacterial activity, biomedical applications and toxicity of silver nanoparticles.
ISSN: 1011-5528
Appears in Collections:Research Publications (Applied Sciences)

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