1st Edition

Stimuli-Responsive Nanomedicine

Edited By Lin Zhu Copyright 2021
    424 Pages 23 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    424 Pages 23 Color & 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

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    The response to environmental and internal stimuli is one of the basic characteristics of living organisms. Inspired by this natural strategy and fast-developing nanotechnology and materials science, stimuli-responsive nanomedicine has emerged as an active and important field of nanomedicine.

    This book offers a fundamental and comprehensive overview of stimuli-responsive nanomedicine and compiles and details the recent cutting-edge findings and most impressive achievements in biomedical applications, from a pharmaceutical science perspective, making it the first book of its kind in this field. By providing readers a broad and in-depth coverage of endogenous and exogenous stimuli as well as their applicable nanomedicines, this book is valuable for students, researchers, and educators in biomedical sciences or anyone interested in this burgeoning field.

    Overview.  pH-responsive nanomedicine for image-guided drug delivery.  Enzyme-responsive nanomedicine. Redox-responsive nanomedicine.  Hypoxia-responsive nanomedicine.  Temperature-responsive nanomedicine. Magnetically responsive nanomedicine.  Ultrasound-responsive nanomedicine.  Light-triggered drug and gene delivery.  Stimuli-responsive liposomes for cancer.  Stimuli-responsive nanomedicine for treating non-cancer diseases.


    Lin Zhu is associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA. His interests include drug delivery and targeting, stimuli-sensitive nanomedicine, and bio/nanomaterials. He has authored or co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed articles and three books. He has received several research awards from the National Institutes of Health, American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, American Cancer Society, and Controlled Release Society.

    "This is a valuable, easy-to-read book on emerging stimuli-responsive nanomedicine. It provides a fundamental and comprehensive view on the cutting-edge findings and impressive achievements in the field of stimuli-responsive drug delivery, imaging, and therapy."

    Prof. Ram I. Mahato, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA

    "Stimuli-responsive nanomedicine has been one of the hottest areas in drug delivery. This book comprehensively collects various types of stimuli-responsive nanoparticles for drug delivery. The mechanisms triggering drug release by different stimuli and principles of designing nanomedicine are discussed in detail. It is an extremely valuable resource for not only pharmaceutics graduate students but also drug delivery scientists in different career stages."

    Prof. Hongwei Zhang, MCPHS University, USA

    "Stimuli-responsive nanomedicine has attracted much attention in recent years due to its promise to achieve precision drug delivery to tumor cells. This book is written by the most recognized experts in each area of stimuli-responsive drug delivery. It will serve as an invaluable handbook for scientists who are interested in precision medicine."

    Prof. Kun Cheng, University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA