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

Rashidzadeh H., Danafar H., Rahimi H., Mozafari F., Salehiabar M., Rahmati M. A. , ...More

NANOMEDICINE, vol.16, no.6, pp.497-516, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.2217/nnm-2020-0441
  • Journal Name: NANOMEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, PASCAL, BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-516
  • Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, diagnosis, nanotechnology, SARS-CoV-2, treatment, GOLD NANOPARTICLES, M-PROTEIN, DELIVERY, COVID-19, VACCINE, STRATEGY, DESIGN, REPLICATION, INFECTIONS, SARS-COV-2
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Coronavirus 2019 (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.