Micro and Nano Technologies in Bioanalysis pp 559-569

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology™ book series (MIMB, volume 544)

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Local Drug Delivery Using Magnetic Implants

  • Rodrigo Fernández-Pacheco
  • J. Gabriel Valdivia
  • M. Ricardo Ibarra


This chapter is a brief description of the state of the art of the field of targeted drug delivery using magnetic implants. It describes the advantages and drawbacks of the use of internal magnets to concentrate magnetic nanoparticles near tumor locations, and the different approaches to this task performed in vitro and in vivo reviewed in literature are presented.

Key words

Magnetic Implants Magnetic nanoparticles Drug delivery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rodrigo Fernández-Pacheco
    • 1
  • J. Gabriel Valdivia
    • 1
  • M. Ricardo Ibarra
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Nanociencia de Aragón (INA), Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Aragón (ICMA)Universidad de Zaragoza-CSICZaragozaSpain

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