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Rapid Communication - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2023) Volume 13, Issue 102

Tools based on nanotechnology for detecting individual viruses.

Annie Prins *

Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, University of New South Wales, Australia

*Corresponding Author:
Annie Prins
Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research
University of New South Wales

Received:24-Oct-2023, Manuscript No. AABPS-23-119399; Editor assigned:28-Aug-2023, PreQC No. AABPS-23-119399 (PQ); Reviewed:11-Sep-2023, QC No. AABPS-23-119399; Revised:16-Sep-2023, Manuscript No. AABPS-23-119399 (R); Published:22-Sep-2023, DOI:10.35841/ aabps-13.102.203

Citation: Prins A. Tools based on nanotechnology for detecting individual viruses. Asian J Biomed Pharmaceut Sci. 2023;13(102):203


By providing answers to a broad variety of problems in numerous fields, the field of nanotechnology has transformed many facets of science and technology. Nanotechnology has facilitated the creation of state-of-the-art instruments for the identification and investigation of individual viruses in the field of healthcare and disease detection. These instruments offer a sensitivity and accuracy level that was not possible before. The use of nanotechnology to identify specific viruses will be discussed in this article, along with its possible implications for medical research and diagnostics [1, 2].

Nanoscale materials and structures—typically measured in nanometers, ranging from 1 to 100—are the focus of nanotechnology. Novel material behaviors and features appear at this size range, which makes them perfect for use in virology and other fields. The creation of virus detection techniques at the nanoscale could greatly improve our capacity to recognize and comprehend these pathogenic entities [3, 4].

The creation of Nano sensors is one of the most promising uses of nanotechnology in the detection of viruses. These tiny gadgets offer extremely sensitive and targeted detection capabilities by interacting with viruses at the molecular level. Specific virus proteins or genetic material can be recognized by Nano sensors, which enables the quick identification of individual viruses in clinical samples [5, 6].

When stimulated by outside light sources, semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots release light with a particular color. They have been employed as fluorescent markers to monitor and identify specific viruses. It is possible for scientists to mark viruses in samples and make them readily visible under a microscope by tying quantum dots to antibodies or molecular probes. This technique can be applied to diagnostic procedures and allows for the real-time monitoring of viral interactions [7, 8].

Because of their special qualities, nanoparticles—like magnetic and gold nanoparticles—are useful for detecting viruses. In order to help isolate and identify viruses, functionalized nanoparticles can be employed to trap viruses or viral components. Furthermore, by serving as amplification instruments, nanoparticles might raise the sensitivity of detection techniques like polymerase chain reaction (PCR) [9, 10].


With the use of nanotechnology, we can now detect and analyze individual viruses with previously unheard-of sensitivity and precision, opening up new avenues for research in this area. These nanoscale instruments have the power to completely transform medical research, diagnosis, and the creation of new medications and vaccinations. We may anticipate even more cutting-edge uses of nanotechnology in the fight against infectious illnesses as technology develop, providing promise for a safer and healthier future.


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