Biocompatibility of porous silicon

Suet P. Low, Nicolas H. Voelcker

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The biocompatibility of porous silicon is critical to its potential biomedical uses, both in vivo within the human body for therapy and diagnostics, and in vitro for biosensing and biofiltration. Published data from cell culture and in vivo studies are reviewed, and a number of emerging applications for bioactive or biodegradable silicon are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Porous Silicon
EditorsLeigh Canham
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9783319713816
ISBN (Print)9783319713793
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Biocompatibility
  • Biosensors
  • Cytotoxicity
  • Drug delivery
  • Lactate dehydrogenase (LDH)
  • Tissue reengineering
  • Vaccination
  • Biocompatibility of porous silicon

    Low, S. P. & Voelcker, N. H., 1 Jan 2014, Handbook of Porous Silicon. Canham, L. (ed.). 1st ed. Switzerland: Springer, p. 381-393 13 p.

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