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IEEE Trans Magn. 2012 Nov 1;48(11):3269-3274.

Multifunctional ferromagnetic disks for modulating cell function.

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Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439, USA ; The Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, 60439, USA.


In this work, we focus on the methods for controlling cell function with ferromagnetic disk-shaped particles. We will first review the history of magnetically assisted modulation of cell behavior and applications of magnetic particles for studying physical properties of a cell. Then, we consider the biological applications of the microdisks such as the method for induction of cancer cell apoptosis, controlled drug release, hyperthermia and MRI imaging.


MRI; biomagnetics; ferromagnetic disks; hyperthermia; magneto-mechanical cell actuation

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