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Biogenic Synthesis of Metallic Nanomaterials and its Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Potential: A Review

Rakhi Giri, Deepika Sharma and Lalita Ledwani


Nanotechnology is a speedily rising domain. Nanotechnology and biomedical sciences empower an assorted scope of biological study issues and medical applications at the molecular and cellular levels. The synthesis of bioinspired nanoparticles has expanded the fame in the biomedical field in recent years due to numerous benefits, including easiness, cost-viability, stability, less time requirement, non-toxic by-products, eco-friendliness, and the potential to scale up for large-scale synthesis. As a result, bio-inspired synthesis is seen as a significant tool to diminish the disastrous impacts of conventional approaches for synthesizing nanoparticles, which are regularly used in research centers and industry. Synthesis of bio-inspired nanoparticles using microorganisms and plant extract has been thoroughly studied involving fungi, bacteria, and algae. Bioinspired metal and metal oxide nanoparticles have been used for tumor detection, angiogenesis, diagnosis of genetic disease, and genetic disorder diagnosis, photo imaging and photothermal therapy, cancer therapy, hyperthermia, drug delivery, tissue repair, etc. They have also been used for antimicrobial functions along with its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and wound therapy applications. This review is focused on an overview of bio-inspired nanoparticles, synthesis, type of bioinspired nanoparticles, and application of antimicrobial, antifungal, anticancer, antibiotic, anti-allergic, and antioxidant and advantages of bio-inspired nanoparticles.

Published on: November 06, 2022
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2022-s1-027
Citation: Giri R, Sharma D, Ledwani L. 2022. Biogenic Synthesis of Metallic Nanomaterials and its Antimicrobial and Cytotoxic Potential: A Review. NanoWorld J 8(S1): S168-S175.

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