Applications

Cosmetics Biotechnology and Medicine

ZnO quantum dots for biological applications

One of the greatest advantages of the NANOXO ZnO QDs is their consistency and stability in a broad range of conditions. This is particularly important in biological applications in order to ensure the stability of ZnO as well as to avoid unintentional leaching of Zn ions into the biological medium, causing potential toxicity. Nanoxo ZnO QDs have been carefully analyzed for biocompatibility towards human cell lines, which indicated much lower cytotoxicity compared to the typical ZnO nanomaterials currently available.

Potential applications:

  • UV filters in sun creams and nail varnish
  • Drug carriers
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agents
  • Fluorescent tags for in vitro and in vivo imaging
  • Anti-inflammatory agents
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