Theranostics 2017; 7(16):3915-3919. doi:10.7150/thno.21317


Emerging Advances in Nanotheranostics with Intelligent Bioresponsive Systems

Junqing Wang1*, Wei Tao3*, Xiaoyuan Chen2✉, Omid C. Farokhzad3✉, Gang Liu1✉

1. State Key Laboratory of Molecular Vaccinology and Molecular Diagnostics, Center for Molecular Imaging and Translational Medicine, School of Public Health, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian 361102, China;
2. Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland 20892, United States;
3. Center for Nanomedicine and Department of Anesthesiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.
* These authors contributed equally

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Wang J, Tao W, Chen X, Farokhzad OC, Liu G. Emerging Advances in Nanotheranostics with Intelligent Bioresponsive Systems. Theranostics 2017; 7(16):3915-3919. doi:10.7150/thno.21317. Available from

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The confluence of therapeutics and diagnostics based on the advantages of nanotechnology offers significant opportunities for personalized and precision medicine. Intelligent nanotheranostics based on bioresponsive systems have recently emerged and offer the promise of high specificity and efficiency via “on-demand” activation of both therapeutic and diagnostic capabilities.