1st Edition

Understanding Nanomedicine An Introductory Textbook

By Rob Burgess Copyright 2012
    524 Pages 228 Color & 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    This book comprehensively covers a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostic applications of nanotechnology and explains these fields in such a way as to keep the reader’s interest with descriptions of cutting-edge discoveries along with historical perspectives. The text is devoted to the basic principles of nanotechnology, focusing on nanomaterials and nanoparticles, as with respect to the whole of nanoscience, these sectors hold the most promise for the future of medicine. The book progresses rapidly to focus on nanomedicine as it applies to current and future society.

    Fundamentals of Nanotechnology
    Nanoparticles and Hyperthermic Cancer Therapeutics
    Nanofiber-Based Scaffolds and Tissue Engineering
    Nanotechnology and Neuroscience
    Nanotechnology and Surgery
    Nanomatrices for Cell Culture
    Nanoparticle-Based Drug Delivery
    Government Influence on Nanotechnology
    Future Concepts in Nanomedicine


    Rob Burgess is a scientist, entrepreneur, businessman, and author who switched scientific disciplines in 2006 at the age of 38 to take a chance on nanotechnology. It changed his life forever. He has held numerous academic and industry-related positions, including research fellow at the University of California, San Diego; founding scientist at Lexicon Genetics Incorporated; founder and president at Genome Biosciences Incorporated; vice president, research and development, at Zyvex Corporation; and vice president, business development, at Stem Cell Sciences, LLC. He is currently founder, chairman, and president at Medical Nanotechnologies Incorporated and an adjunct professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of Texas, Dallas. He holds a bachelor of arts in biochemistry from the University of Texas, Austin, and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston.

    "This book is a comprehensive effort to introduce the diverse field of nanomedicine to students. I know of nothing else like it on the market."
    —Prof. Rockford K. Draper - University of Texas at Dallas, USA

    "In a single book, Dr. Burgess has done an excellent job in providing the much-needed background in the numerous physical, chemical, and biological methods that are used to enable nanomedicine. This book will be a useful reference for any student in the field of nanomedicine and describes many examples where nanotechnology promises to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of disease"
    —Dr. Gareth Hughes - Medical Nanotechnologies, Inc., USA