Nanotechnology against the novel coronavirus (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2): Diagnosis, treatment, therapy and future perspectives

Hamid Rashidzadeh, Hossein Danafar, Hossein Rahimi, Faezeh Mozafari, Marziyeh Salehiabar, Mohammad Amin Rahmati, Samaneh Rahamooz-Haghighi, Navid Mousazadeh, Ali Mohammadi, Yavuz Nuri Ertas, Ali Ramazani, Irada Huseynova, Rovshan Khalilov, Soodabeh Davaran, Thomas J. Webster, Taras Kavetskyy, Aziz Eftekhari, Hamed Nosrati, Mehdi Mirsaeidi

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Abstract

COVID-19, as an emerging infectious disease, has caused significant mortality and morbidity along with socioeconomic impact. No effective treatment or vaccine has been approved yet for this pandemic disease. Cutting-edge tools, especially nanotechnology, should be strongly considered to tackle this virus. This review aims to propose several strategies to design and fabricate effective diagnostic and therapeutic agents against COVID-19 by the aid of nanotechnology. Polymeric, inorganic self-assembling materials and peptide-based nanoparticles are promising tools for battling COVID-19 as well as its rapid diagnosis. This review summarizes all of the exciting advances nanomaterials are making toward COVID-19 prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-516
Number of pages20
JournalNanomedicine
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • coronavirus
  • diagnosis
  • nanotechnology
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)

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