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Nanotheranostics, the sister journal of Theranostics, is a multidisciplinary and fully open access journal. Nanotheranostics publishes innovative and original basic, translational and clinical research reflecting the fields of nanomedicine, nanoimaging, 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 given high priority.

Nanotheranostics employs a rigorous peer-review system, but also strives for rapid review turnaround times and is based on the same streamlined submission platform as Theranostics.

Recent Papers:


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Research Paper
Functionalised Carbon Nanotubes Enhance Brain Delivery of Amyloid-Targeting Pittsburgh Compound B (PiB)-Derived Ligands
Pedro Miguel Costa, Julie Tzu-Wen Wang, Jean-François Morfin, Tamanna Khanum, Wan To, Jane Sosabowski, Eva Tóth, Khuloud T Al-Jamal
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 168-183. doi:10.7150/ntno.23125
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Research Paper
Fabrication of Positively Charged Fluorescent Polymer Nanoparticles for Cell Imaging and Gene Delivery
Lin Wei, Di Zhang, Xuanfang Zheng, Xuyao Zeng, Youlin Zeng, Xinbo Shi, Xin Su, Lehui Xiao
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 157-167. doi:10.7150/ntno.22988
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Research Paper
Ternary Aligned Nanofibers of RGD Peptide-Displaying M13 Bacteriophage/PLGA/Graphene Oxide for Facilitated Myogenesis
Yong Cheol Shin, Chuntae Kim, Su-Jin Song, Seungwon Jun, Chang-Seok Kim, Suck Won Hong, Suong-Hyu Hyon, Dong-Wook Han, Jin-Woo Oh
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 144-156. doi:10.7150/ntno.22433
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Research Paper
High-density human mesenchymal stem cell rings with spatiotemporally-controlled morphogen presentation as building blocks for engineering bone diaphyseal tissue
Samuel Herberg, Daniel Varghai, Yuxuan Cheng, Anna D. Dikina, Phuong N. Dang, Marsha W. Rolle, Eben Alsberg
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 128-143. doi:10.7150/ntno.23354
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Research Paper
Iodinated Echogenic Glycol Chitosan Nanoparticles for X-ray CT/US Dual Imaging of Tumor
Daeil Choi, Sangmin Jeon, Dong Gil You, Wooram Um, Jeong-Yeon Kim, Hong Yeol Yoon, Hyeyoun Chang, Dong-Eog Kim, Jae Hyung Park, Hyuncheol Kim, Kwangmeyung Kim
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 117-127. doi:10.7150/ntno.18643
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Research Paper
Multifunctional PEGylated Albumin/IR780/Iron Oxide Nanocomplexes for Cancer Photothermal Therapy and MR Imaging
Ssu-Yu Lin, Rih-Yang Huang, Wei-Chen Liao, Chun-Chiao Chuang, Chien-Wen Chang
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(2): 106-116. doi:10.7150/ntno.19379
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Research Paper
Two-Color-Based Nanoflares for Multiplexed MicroRNAs Imaging in Live Cells
Jing Li, Jin Huang, Xiaohai Yang, Yanjing Yang, Ke Quan, Nuli Xie, Yanan Wu, Changbei Ma, Kemin Wang
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 96-105. doi:10.7150/ntno.22960
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Research Paper
Construction of Multifunctional Fe3O4-MTX@HBc Nanoparticles for MR Imaging and Photothermal Therapy/Chemotherapy
Qiang Zhang, Wenjun Shan, Chaochao Ai, Zhiwei Chen, Tiantian Zhou, Xiaolin Lv, Xi Zhou, Shefang Ye, Lei Ren, Xiumin Wang
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 87-95. doi:10.7150/ntno.21942
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Review
Nanotheranostics: Emerging Strategies for Early Diagnosis and Therapy of Brain Cancer
Sonali, Matte Kasi Viswanadh, Rahul Pratap Singh, Poornima Agrawal, Abhishesh Kumar Mehata, Datta Maroti Pawde, Narendra, Roshan Sonkar, Madaswamy Sona Muthu
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 70-86. doi:10.7150/ntno.21638
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Research Paper
Oxygen Self-Sufficient Amphiphilic Polypeptide Nanoparticles Encapsulating BODIPY for Potential Near Infrared Imaging-guided Photodynamic Therapy at Low Energy
Le Liu, Zheng Ruan, Pan Yuan, Tuanwei Li, Lifeng Yan
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 59-69. doi:10.7150/ntno.22754
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Review
Upregulation of osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells with virus-based thin films
Huong Giang Nguyen, Kamolrat Metavarayuth, Qian Wang
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 42-58. doi:10.7150/ntno.19974
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Review
Nanotechnology-Based Strategies for Early Cancer Diagnosis Using Circulating Tumor Cells as a Liquid Biopsy
Qinqin Huang, Yin Wang, Xingxiang Chen, Yimeng Wang, Zhiqiang Li, Shiming Du, Lianrong Wang, Shi Chen
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 21-41. doi:10.7150/ntno.22091
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Research Paper
A dual biomarker detection platform for quantitating circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)
Chunyan Cai, Zhenzhong Guo, Yiping Cao, Weiying Zhang, Yong Chen
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 12-20. doi:10.7150/ntno.22419
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Research Paper
Dual radiosensitization and anti-STAT3 anti-proliferative strategy based on delivery of gold nanoparticle - oligonucleotide nanoconstructs to head and neck cancer cells.
Surong Zhang, Suresh Gupta, Thomas J Fitzgerald, Alexei A Bogdanov
Nanotheranostics 2018; 2(1): 1-11. doi:10.7150/ntno.22335
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Research Paper
Ultrasound-Stimulated Drug Delivery Using Therapeutic Reconstituted High-Density Lipoprotein Nanoparticles
Fangyuan Xiong, Sabnis Nirupama, Shashank R Sirsi, Andras Lacko, Kenneth Hoyt
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(4): 440-449. doi:10.7150/ntno.21905
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Research Paper
Nano-sized Indocyanine Green J-aggregate as a One-component Theranostic Agent
Renfa Liu, Jie Tang, Yunxue Xu, Yiming Zhou, Zhifei Dai
Nanotheranostics 2017; 1(4): 430-439. doi:10.7150/ntno.19935
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Editors-in-Chief:
Xiaoyuan (Shawn) Chen, PhD, Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine, NIBIB, NIH*

Moritz Kircher, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Editors-in-chief profile
* Dr. Chen is serving in his personal capacity.

new Nanotheranostics in PubMed Central

Anticancer nanotherapeutics have shown mixed results in clinical trials, raising the questions of whether imaging should be used to i) identify patients with a higher likelihood of nanoparticle accumulation, ii) assess nanotherapeutic efficacy before traditional measures show response, and iii) guide adjuvant treatments to enhance therapeutic nanoparticle (TNP) delivery. Here we review the use of a clinically approved MRI nanoparticle (ferumoxytol, FMX) to predict TNP delivery and efficacy. It is becoming increasingly apparent that nanoparticles used for imaging, despite clearly distinct physicochemical properties, often co-localize with TNP in tumors. This evidence offers the possibility of using FMX as a generic “companion diagnostic” nanoparticle for multiple TNP formulations, thus potentially allowing many of the complex regulatory and cost challenges of other approaches to be avoided. More ...

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 being recognized as Selected Highly Prolific Authors  (most published articles in the past 5 years) for 3 ACS journals (ACS Nano, Bioconjugate Chemistry, and Molecular Pharmaceutics). More details: http://journalstars.acs.org/