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Nanotheranostics is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes innovative and original basic, translational and clinical research reflecting fields of nanomedicine, drug and gene delivery, nanoelectronic biosensors, and other areas.

Regular features include high quality research articles, reviews or mini-reviews, rapid communication of preliminary data on innovative research, editorials, and letters to the editor. Educational articles on basic sciences, fundamental aspects and controversy related to pre-clinical and clinical studies or ethical issues of nanomedicine are also welcome. Timely reviews that provide updates on current applications and issues in nanomedicine and translational aspects of nanotheranostics and other topics are particularly welcome and will be published in high priority.


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Research Paper
The biocompatibility studies of polymer dots on pregnant mice and fetuses
Na Wu, Zheng Zhang, Jie Zhou, Zezhou Sun, Yueyue Deng, Guimiao Lin, Ming Ying, Xiaomei Wang, Ken-Tye Yong, Changfeng Wu, Gaixia Xu
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(3): 261-271. doi:10.7150/ntno.18964
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Review
Nanoparticle Vaccines Adopting Virus-like Features for Enhanced Immune Potentiation
Saborni Chattopadhyay, Jui-Yi Chen, Hui-Wen Chen, Che-Ming Jack Hu
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(3): 244-260. doi:10.7150/ntno.19796
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Research Paper
Accumulation of 111In-Labelled EGF-Au-PEG Nanoparticles in EGFR-Positive Tumours is Enhanced by Coadministration of Targeting Ligand
Lei Song, Sarah Able, Errin Johnson, Katherine A. Vallis
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(3): 232-243. doi:10.7150/ntno.19952
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Research Paper
Improving Brain Delivery of Biomolecules via BBB Modulation in Mouse and Rat: Detection using MRI, NIRF, and Mass Spectrometry
Kavisha R. Ulapane, Ngoc On, Paul Kiptoo, Todd D. Williams, Donald W. Miller, Teruna J. Siahaan
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 217-231. doi:10.7150/ntno.19158
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Research Paper
Black Phosphorus Nanosheets for Mild Hyperthermia-Enhanced Chemotherapy and Chemo-Photothermal Combination Therapy
Sheng Wang, Jian Weng, Xiao Fu, Jing Lin, Wenpei Fan, Nan Lu, JunLe Qu, Siping Chen, Tianfu Wang, Peng Huang
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 208-216. doi:10.7150/ntno.18767
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Research Paper
Doxorubicin/Ce6-Loaded Nanoparticle Coated with Polymer via Singlet Oxygen-Sensitive Linker for Photodynamically Assisted Chemotherapy
Junseok Lee, Yeong Mi Lee, Jinhwan Kim, Won Jong Kim
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 196-207. doi:10.7150/ntno.18576
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Research Paper
Gadolinium and Platinum in Tandem: Real-time Multi-Modal Monitoring of Drug Delivery by MRI and Fluorescence Imaging
Hongguang Li, Bethany I. Harriss, Alkystis Phinikaridou, Sara Lacerda, Gregory Ramniceanu, Bich-Thuy Doan, Ka-Lok Ho, Chi-Fai Chan, Wai-Sum Lo, René M. Botnar, Rongfeng Lan, Cyrille Richard, Ga-Lai Law, Nicholas J. Long, Ka-Leung Wong
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 186-195. doi:10.7150/ntno.18619
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Research Paper
Gold Nanorod-based Photo-PCR System for One-Step, Rapid Detection of Bacteria
Jinjoo Kim, Hansol Kim, Ji Ho Park, Sangyong Jon
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 178-185. doi:10.7150/ntno.18720
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Review
Recent strategies to design vascular theranostic nanoparticles
Mukesh K. Gupta, Yunki Lee, Timothy C. Boire, Jung-Bok Lee, Won Shik Kim, Hak-Joon Sung
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 166-177. doi:10.7150/ntno.18531
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Research Paper
Nanoliposomes for Safe and Efficient Therapeutic mRNA Delivery: A Step Toward Nanotheranostics in Inflammatory and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as Cancer
Meike-Kristin Abraham, Karlheinz Peter, Tatjana Michel, Hans Peter Wendel, Stefanie Krajewski, Xiaowei Wang
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 154-165. doi:10.7150/ntno.19449
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Research Paper
Satellite-like Gold Nanocomposites for Targeted Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Tumor Tissues
Yu-Ting Tseng, Scott G. Harroun, Chien-Wei Wu, Ju-Yi Mao, Huan-Tsung Chang, Chih-Ching Huang
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(2): 141-153. doi:10.7150/ntno.18897
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Research Paper
Engineering Quantum Dots with Different Emission Wavelengths and Specific Fluorescence Lifetimes for Spectrally and Temporally Multiplexed Imaging of Cells
Butian Zhang, Chengbin Yang, Yuan Gao, Yue Wang, Chengfei Bu, Siyi Hu, Liwei Liu, Hilmi Volkan Demir, Junle Qu, Ken-Tye Yong
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(1): 131-140. doi:10.7150/ntno.18989
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Review
Heparin-Regulated Prodrug-Type Macromolecular Theranostic Systems for Cancer Therapy
Huiyuan Wang, Cheol Moon, Meong Cheol Shin, Yaping Wang, Huining He, Victor C. Yang, Yongzhuo Huang
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(1): 114-130. doi:10.7150/ntno.18292
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Research Paper
A Vascular Permeability Assay Using an In Vitro Human Microvessel Model Mimicking the Inflammatory Condition
Joris Pauty, Ryo Usuba, Haruko Takahashi, Junichi Suehiro, Kanoko Fujisawa, Kiichiro Yano, Tomohiro Nishizawa, Yukiko T. Matsunaga
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(1): 103-113. doi:10.7150/ntno.18303
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Review
Gold Nanoparticle Based Platforms for Circulating Cancer Marker Detection
Xiaohua Huang, Ryan O'Connor, Elyahb Allie Kwizera
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(1): 80-102. doi:10.7150/ntno.18216
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Research Paper
Novel Hyaluronic Acid Conjugates for Dual Nuclear Imaging and Therapy in CD44-Expressing Tumors in Mice In Vivo
Ravindra Dhar Dubey, Rebecca Klippstein, Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Naomi Hodgins, Kuo-Ching Mei, Jane Sosabowski, Robert C. Hider, Vincenzo Abbate, Prem N. Gupta, Khuloud T. Al-Jamal
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(1): 59-79. doi:10.7150/ntno.17896
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Editor-in-Chief:
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, PhD, Chief, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB, NIH*
* Dr. Chen is serving in his personal capacity.
Editor-in-chief profile
new Congratulations to Dr. Chen for being elected as AIMBE fellow: http://aimbe.org/college-of-fellows/cof-2103/
Theme Issue on “Virus-inspired Nanomedicine”. Guest Editor: Chuanbin Mao, PhD.
Theme Issue on “Nanotechnology for high precision cancer detection, delineation, and destruction”. Guest Editor: Dr. Moritz Kircher.
Theme Issue on “Biopolymer-based nanomaterials for theranostic applications”. Guest Editor: Dr. Won Jong Kim.
Theme Issue on “Nanoscale Platforms for In Vitro Diagnostics”. Guest Editor: Dr. Dingbin Liu.
Congratulations to Dr. Chen for receiving the 2016 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award for his extensive contributions at the interface between chemistry, biology, and medicine that have helped define the field of nanomedicine.