1st Edition

Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanomaterials

Edited By Polina Prokopovich Copyright 2016
    444 Pages
    by CRC Press

    444 Pages 99 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    Stimuli-Responsive Nanostructured Silica Matrix Targeting Drug Delivery Applications. Gold Nanoparticles: A Novel and Promising Avenue for Drug Delivery. Liposomes as a Drug Delivery System. Nanocarriers for Breast Cancer Therapeutics. Nanoparticles as a Promise for Host Defense Peptide Therapeutics. Novel Nanostructured Bioactive Restorative Materials for Dental Applications. Redox-Triggered, Biocompatible, Inorganic Nanoplatforms for Cancer Theranostics. Surface Characteristics Dictate Microbial Adhesion Ability. Antimicrobial Polymers Based on Nanostructures: A New Generation of Materials with Medical Applications. Recent Advances in Nanodiagnostic Techniques for Infectious Agents. Chromogenic Biosensors for Pathogen Detection. Electrochemical Biosensors for Detecting DNA Damage and Genotoxicity. In Vivo Molecular Imaging with Quantum Dots: Toward Multimodality and Theranostics. Surface Modifications by Polymers for Biosensing Applications. Nanotoxicity: A Mechanistic Approach.


    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.