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Table 4 A range of nanoparticle conjugates that have been examined for medical delivery of cargos

From: Magnetic Functionalized Nanoparticles for Biomedical, Drug Delivery and Imaging Applications

Type of Nanoparticle Size (nm) Medical delivery application Ref
Chitosan stabilized AuNPs 10–50 Delivery of insulin across transmucosal membranes [149]
AuNPs conjugated to an oligonucleotide modified with thiol groups 10–20 Delivery of nucleic acids as a potential for gene therapy [151]
AuNPs conjugated to antisense oligonucleotide modified with tetra-thiol groups 13 Delivery of nucleic acids as a potential for gene therapy [152]