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Probiotics as a Tool to Biosynthesize Metallic Nanoparticles: Research Reports and Patents Survey

Overview of attention for article published in Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, March 2017
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Title
Probiotics as a Tool to Biosynthesize Metallic Nanoparticles: Research Reports and Patents Survey
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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation, March 2017
DOI 10.2174/1872211311666170313124335
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Authors

Pathak, Kamla , Ahktar, Nida , Akhtar, Nida , Pathak, Kamla , Nida Akhtar, Kamla Pathak

Abstract

Probiotics are the live microbes that exert beneficial effects on the health of the host cell and thus creating novel nanoformulations via probiotic bacteria have gained tremendous momentum recently. The probiotic bacteria are being employed in synthesizing or more specifically biosynthesizing several nanoparticles like metallic as well as non-metallic nanoparticles. Biosynthesis of metallic nanoparticles is currently focused of research nowadays due to several applications thereof. Research inputs have led to exploration of probiotic bacteria in biosynthesizing novel metallic nanoparticles. The present review explores various research and patent reports on metallic nanoparticles biosynthesized using probiotic bacteria. Through the sites, www.freepatentsonline.com and www.uspto.gov/patft, patents have been retrieved including US patents, EP and WIPO patents. Various reports and patents have revealed that probiotic bacteria can effectively produce metallic nanoparticles. These nanoparticles have found applications in cosmetics, pharmaceutics, medicine and biotechnology. Areas of future research can include the exploration of formulation aspects of metallic nanoparticles of iron, zinc, tellurium and synthesis of these particles using yeast, fungi, plant extracts and several biomaterials. Use of probiotic bacteria in synthesizing metallic nanoparticles is an effective biosynthetic approach. However, the technique needs wider exploration for newer metallic/nonmetallic/metalloid NPs for therapeutic applications.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Professor 2 33%
Other 2 33%
Unspecified 2 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 2 33%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 17%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 17%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 17%
Chemistry 1 17%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 55. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 July 2017.
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#235,802
of 11,541,953 outputs
Outputs from Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
#1
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#12,387
of 265,412 outputs
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#1
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