This book provides a concise state of the art of the synthesis and properties of nanocomposite particles with interest for diverse bio-applications. Contributions are mainly related to the chemical design of nanocomposite particles, their properties as well as their constituent materials, and the tailoring of bio-interfaces that may be relevant to the fields of clinical diagnosis and drug delivery procedures, among other bio-applications.
From Nanoparticles to Nanocomposites: An Overview, A. S. Pereira, A. L. Daniel-da-Silva, T. Trindade
Polymers for Biomedical Applications: Chemical Modification and Biofunctionalization, M. H. Gil, J. F. J. Coelho, P. Ferreira, P. Alves
Nanocapsules as Carriers for the Transport and Targeted Delivery of Bioactive Molecules, P. Hervella, G. Lollo, F. Oyarzún-Ampuero, G. Rivera, D. Torres, M. J. Alonso
Inorganic Nanoparticles Biofunctionalization, P. Howes, M. Green
Silica-Based Materials: Bioprocesses and Nanocomposites, T. Coradin
Synthetic Strategies for Polymer Based Nanocomposite Particles, A. C. C. Esteves, A. Barros-Timmons
Synthesis of Nanocomposite Particles Using Supercritical Fluids: A Bridge with Bio-Applications, C. Aymonier, A. C. Le Meur, V. Héroguez
Biocomposites Containing Magnetic Nanoparticles, A. L. Daniel-da-Silva, N. J. O. Silva, T. Trindade, A. M. Gil
Multifunctional Nanocomposite Particles for Biomedical Applications, Y. K. Gun’ko, A. Y. Gunko
Bio-Applications of Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Nanocomposites, P. Tartaj
Anti-Microbial Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, S. V. Manorama, P. Basak, S. Singh
Microcatheters: A Bio-Application of Carbon Nanotube Filled Composites, M. Endo, S. Koyama, Y. A. Kim
Biosensing Applications Using Nanoparticles, R. Baltazar, C. R. Vistas, G. N. M. Ferreira
"The book provides an excellent and timely overview on the chemistry and biological applications of various types of nanoparticles and their composites. Starting from the fundamental science of preparation and surface functionalization, the book, following a clear and didactic approach, covers the most important topics which are related to applications of nanoparticles in the biological and medical field. The chapters provide basic principles, detailed insights, and possible applications of the discussed systems and refer the more interested reader to the most important literature. This makes the book a comprehensive reference for graduate students and senior scientists who want to enter this fascinating scientific field at the crossroads of various disciplines."
—Prof. Guido Kickelbick, Saarland University, Germany