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Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials

1st Edition

Edited by Polina Prokopovich

CRC Press

444 pages | 99 B/W Illus.

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Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials presents the findings of cutting-edge research activities in the field of nanomaterials, with a particular emphasis on biological and pharmaceutical applications. Divided into four sections—nanomaterials for drug delivery, antimicrobial nanomaterials, nanomaterials in biosensors, and safety of nanomaterials—this book:

  • Covers topics such as stimuli-responsive nanostructured silica matrixes, gold nanoparticles, and liposomes for targeting drug delivery and dental applications
  • Describes the use of nanocarriers and nanoparticles as cancer and peptide therapeutics, the influence of surface characteristics on microbial adhesion, and the latest developments in antimicrobial nanostructured polymers for medical applications
  • Discusses recent advances in nanodiagnostic techniques for infectious agents, chromogenic biosensors for pathogen detection, electrochemical biosensors for detecting DNA damage and genotoxicity, and molecular imaging with quantum dots including surface modifications by polymers for biosensing applications

Featuring contributions from field experts and researchers in industry and academia, Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials provides state-of-the-art information on nanomaterials and their use in drug delivery, infection control, and biomedicine.

Table of Contents




Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

Stimuli-Responsive Nanostructured Silica Matrix Targeting Drug Delivery Applications

Sanghoon Kim, Nadia Canilho, and Andreea Pasc

Gold Nanoparticles: A Novel and Promising Avenue for Drug Delivery

Shuaidong Huo, Xin Cao, Zhongbo Hu, and Xing-lie Liang

Liposomes as a Drug Delivery System

Kacoli Banerjee, Shubhadeep Banerjee, and Mahitosh Mandai

Nanocarriers for Breast Cancer Therapeutics

Deepti Rana, Shylaja Arulkumar, Akshayaa Ganesh, and Murugan Ramalingam

Nanoparticles as a Promise for Host Defense Peptide Therapeutics

Carlos López-Abarrategui, Anselmo J. Otero-González, Annia Alba-Menéndez, Edilso Reguera, and Octavio Luiz Franco

Novel Nanostructured Bioactive Restorative Materials for Dental Applications

Mary Anne S. Melo, Lei Cheng, Ke Zhang, Michael D. Weir, Xuedong Zhou, Yuxing Bai, Lidiany K.A. Rodrigues, and Hockin H.K. Xu

Redox-Triggered, Biocompatible, Inorganic Nanoplatforms for Cancer Theranostics

Xin-Chun Huang, Yun-Ling Luo, and Hsin-Yun Hsu

Antimicrobial Nanomaterials

Surface Characteristics Dictate Microbial Adhesion Ability

Klemen Bohinc, Mojca Jevšnik, Rok Fink, Goran Dražić, and Peter Raspor

Antimicrobial Polymers Based on Nanostructures: A New Generation of Materials with Medical Applications

María Isabel González-Sánchez, Stefano Perni, and Polina Prokopovich

Nanomaterials in Biosensors

Recent Advances in Nanodiagnostic Techniques for Infectious Agents

Muhammad Ali Syed

Chromogenic Biosensors for Pathogen Detection

Alok P. Das, B. Bal, and P.S. Mahapatra

Electrochemical Biosensors for Detecting DNA Damage and Genotoxicity

Ali A. Ensafi and Esmaeil Heydari-Bafrooei

In Vivo Molecular Imaging with Quantum Dots: Toward Multimodality and Theranostics

Sarah P. Yang, Shreya Goel, and Weibo Cai

Surface Modifications by Polymers for Biosensing Applications

Laura Sola, Chiara Finetti, Paola Gagni, Marcella Chiari, and Marina Cretich

Safety of Nanomaterials

Nanotoxicity: A Mechanistic Approach

Indarchand Gupta, Swapnil Gaikwad, Avinash Ingle, Kateryna Kon, Nelson Duran, and Mahendra Rai


About the Editor

Polina Prokopovich received her B.Sc and M.Sc (each with first class honors) from St. Petersburg State University, Russia; and her Ph.D from Loughborough University, UK. Dr. Prokopovich is currently a lecturer at Cardiff University, UK. She is also an honorary visiting academic at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA; a visiting professor at Kazakh National Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan; and a visiting lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Dr. Prokopovich has given numerous invited talks at international meetings, published 72 refereed papers and 7 book chapters, and edited 1 book. In addition, she serves on a number of editorial boards, grant panels, and scientific international committees.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pharmacy
SCIENCE / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General