Internal Diffusion of Micro/Nanoparticles Inside Body
Both biochemical cell functional test and animal implantation test were done to investigate the reaction to fine particles. Particles cause nonspecifically phagocytosis to cells and inflammation to tissue for the size below 10m. With the size below 50nm particles may invade into the internal body through the respiratory or digestive system and diffuse inside body. Ti mapping by XSAM after the compulsory exposure test to the respiratory system showed the internal diffusion of 30nm TiO2 particles. They diffused with time course to lung, liver and spleen after injection from caudal vein. Nanoparticles might be the objects whose existence has not been assumed by the biophylactic system.
Guy Daculsi and Pierre Layrolle
F. Watari et al., "Internal Diffusion of Micro/Nanoparticles Inside Body", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 361-363, pp. 95-98, 2008