Bio-templated silica composites for next-generation biomedical applications

Karunya Albert, Xin Chun Huang, Hsin-Yun Hsu*

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Silica-based materials have extensive biomedical applications owing to their unique physical, chemical, and biological properties. Recently, increasing studies have examined the mechanisms involved in biosilicification to develop novel, fine-tunable, eco-friendly materials and/or technologies. In this review, we focus on recent developments in bio-templated silica synthesis and relevant applications in drug delivery systems, tissue engineering, and biosensing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-289
Number of pages18
JournalAdvances in Colloid and Interface Science
StatePublished - Nov 2017


  • Biomolecular template
  • Biosilica
  • Composite
  • Nanoparticle
  • Silica


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