Imperial College London

Professor Molly Stevens FREng

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Prof of Biomedical Materials&Regenerative Medicine



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208Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Faria, M and Björnmalm, M and Thurecht, KJ and Kent, SJ and Parton, RG and Kavallaris, M and Johnston, APR and Gooding, JJ and Corrie, SR and Boyd, BJ and Thordarson, P and Whittaker, AK and Stevens, MM and Prestidge, CA and Porter, CJH and Parak, WJ and Davis, TP and Crampin, EJ and Caruso, F},
doi = {10.1038/s41565-018-0246-4},
journal = {Nature Nanotechnology},
pages = {777--785},
title = {Minimum information reporting on bio-nano experimental literature},
url = {},
volume = {13},
year = {2018}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Studying the interactions between nanoengineered materials and biological systems plays a vital role in the development of biological applications of nanotechnology and the improvement of our fundamental understanding of the bio–nano interface. A significant barrier to progress in this multidisciplinary area is the variability of published literature with regards to characterizations performed and experimental details reported. Here, we suggest a ‘minimum information standard’ for experimental literature investigating bio–nano interactions. This standard consists of specific components to be reported, divided into three categories: material characterization, biological characterization and details of experimental protocols. Our intention is for these proposed standards to improve reproducibility, increase quantitative comparisons of bio–nano materials, and facilitate meta analyses and in silico modelling.
AU - Faria,M
AU - Björnmalm,M
AU - Thurecht,KJ
AU - Kent,SJ
AU - Parton,RG
AU - Kavallaris,M
AU - Johnston,APR
AU - Gooding,JJ
AU - Corrie,SR
AU - Boyd,BJ
AU - Thordarson,P
AU - Whittaker,AK
AU - Stevens,MM
AU - Prestidge,CA
AU - Porter,CJH
AU - Parak,WJ
AU - Davis,TP
AU - Crampin,EJ
AU - Caruso,F
DO - 10.1038/s41565-018-0246-4
EP - 785
PY - 2018///
SN - 1748-3387
SP - 777
TI - Minimum information reporting on bio-nano experimental literature
T2 - Nature Nanotechnology
UR -
UR -
VL - 13
ER -