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1st Edition

Bioengineered Nanomaterials

ISBN 9781466585959
Published August 23, 2013 by CRC Press
460 Pages 32 Color & 93 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Many varieties of new, complex diseases are constantly being discovered, which leaves scientists with little choice but to embrace innovative methods for controlling the invasion of life-threatening problems. The use of nanotechnology has given scientists an opportunity to create nanomaterials that could help medical professionals in diagnosing and treating problems quickly and effectively. Bioengineered Nanomaterials presents in-depth information on bioengineered nanomaterials currently being developed in leading research laboratories around the world. In particular, the book focuses on nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

This collection brings together novel methodologies and strategies adopted in the research and development of bioengineered nanomaterials and technology. Renowned international researchers discuss topics including:

  • Nanoemulsions as a vaccine adjuvant
  • Bioceramic nanomaterials in medical applications
  • Natural and synthetic nanoporous membranes for cell encapsulation therapy
  • Inorganic nanoparticle materials for the controlled release of drugs
  • Nanomedicine in brain tumor treatment
  • Nanoparticles for the treatment of solid tumors and metastasis
  • Near-infrared-resonant gold nanoshells and carbon nanotubes in tumor imaging
  • Toxicity testing and bioapplications of silver nanoparticles
  • Innovative approaches to improve bioactive properties and molecular signaling in cells to stimulate bone repair

The book is written for readers from diverse backgrounds across chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology, and biomedical engineering. It offers a comprehensive view of cutting-edge research on nanomaterials of biotechnological importance.

Table of Contents

Emerging Potential of Nanoparticles for the Treatment of Solid Tumors and Metastasis
Daniela Schmid and Christopher J. Scott

Aptamer–Nanomaterial Conjugates for Medical Applications
Christine Reinemann and Beate Strehlitz

Recent Advances in Immobilization Strategies in Biomaterial Nanotechnology for Biosensors
Mambo Moyo, Jonathan O. Okonkwo, and Nana M. Agyei

Nanofibers and Nanoparticles in Biomedical Applications
Ana Baptista, Paula Soares, Isabel Ferreira, and João Paulo Borges

Nanoemulsions as a Vaccine Adjuvant
Grace Ledet, Levon A. Bostanian, and Tarun K. Mandal

Inorganic Nanomaterials of Carbonate Apatite as Intracellular Nucleic Acid/Drug Transporters
Sharif Hossain, Ezharul Hoque Chowdhury, and Toshihiro Akaike

Bioceramic Nanomaterials in Medical Applications
Jagat R. Kanwar, Ganesh Mahidhara, Kislay Roy, and Rupinder K. Kanwar

Imaging and Triggered Release through Design of Ultrastable Core–Shell Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Erik Reimhult

Natural and Synthetic Nanoporous Membranes for Cell Encapsulation Therapy
Sachin Kadam and David H. Gracias

Lipid and Cyclodextrin Nanocarriers Loading Bioactive Agents: Stabilization on Polymeric Supports
Jesús Hierrezuelo, Laura Peláez, Juana Benavente, Juan Manuel López-Romero, Rodrigo Rico, and Ricard Armengol

Silver Nanoparticles: Nanotoxicity Testing and Bioapplications
R. Sharma, S. Kwon, and C.J. Chen

Nanoparticle Production for Biomedical Applications via Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution
Reza Zamiri, Hossein Abbastabar Ahangar, and Gregor P.C. Drummen

Nanomedicine in Brain Tumors
Gerardo Caruso, Maria Caffo, Lucia Merlo, Giuseppe La Fata, Marcello Passalacqua, and Francesco Tomasello

Inorganic Nanoparticle Materials for Controlled Drug Delivery Systems
R.M. Freire, E. Longhinotti, E.H.S. Sousa, and P.B.A. Fechine

Gold Nanoshells and Carbon Nanotubes as a Therapeutic Tool for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
José M. Lanao, Laura Martínez-Marcos, and Cristina Maderuelo

Bioinspired Nanomaterials for Bone Tissue Engineering
Eilis Ahern, Timothy Doody, and Katie B. Ryan


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Atul Tiwari, Ph.D., is faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned chartered chemist and chartered scientist status from the Royal Society of Chemistry, United Kingdom, and is a member of several professional bodies in the United Kingdom, the United States, and India. Dr. Tiwari has invented and patented several technologies and has published more than 60 research articles, book chapters, and books in the area of materials science and engineering. He has been actively engaged as a consultant in various fields of materials science and engineering. Dr. Tiwari also serves as a reviewer and coeditor for international publication houses and as a board member in many prestigious institutions worldwide.

Ashutosh Tiwari, Ph.D., is faculty at the Biosensors and Bioelectronics Centre, IFM, Linköping University and editor in chief of Advanced Materials Letters. He currently serves as adjunct/visiting professor at many prestigious institutions worldwide. He is also actively engaged as a reviewer, editor, and member of scientific bodies worldwide. Dr. Tiwari obtained various fellowships, including JSPS, Japan; SI, Sweden; and Marie Curie, England/Sweden. He has published more than 175 articles, acquired several patents, and participated in conference proceedings in the field of materials science and technology. He has also edited or authored ten books on the state of the art of materials science.