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Biomaterials and Magnetism
Research on biomaterials is focused on the development of materials that are broadly speaking biocompatible. Ferrites are biocompatible and therefore one of the most extensively used biomaterials for in-vitro and in-vivo functions. Superparamagnetic properties of nanoferrites are of particular advantage in bioseparation because of the absence of remanence. The superior properties of nanoferrites are further exploited by synthesizing composite nanoparticles consisting of photocatalytic shell and magnetic core. The photocatalytic shell exhibits enhanced ability to kill bacteria in comparison to UV-rays alone. The current research is aimed at further enhancing the photocatalytic efficiency of composite nanoparticles and in the development of biomaterials with applications in areas of medical devices and biotechnology industry.

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