The scope of nanotechnology in medical applications has expanded fast
in the last two decades. With their unprecedented material properties,
nanoscale materials present with unorthodox opportunities in a wide
range of domains, including drug delivery and medical imaging. This book
assembles the various facets of nanomedicine while discussing key
issues such as physicochemical properties that enhance the appeal of
The book is an excellent resource for physicians, PhDs, and postdocs
involved in nanomedicine research to learn and understand the scope and
complexity of the subject. It begins with a short history of
nanotechnology, followed by a discussion on the fundamental concepts and
extraordinary properties of nanoscale materials, and then slowly
unfolds into multiple chapters illustrating the uses of various
nanomaterials in drug delivery, sensing, and imaging.
Table of Contents
A Brief Historical Perspective. Introduction
to Nanomaterials. Liposomes. Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLNs).
Buckminsterfellerene. Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs). Dendrimers. Polymeric
Nanoparticles (PNPs). Porous Silicon Nanoparticles (PSiNPs).
Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles (MSNPs). Magnetic Nanoparticles
(MNPs). Immunotherapy and Nanovaccines. Nanoantibiotics. Nanomaterials
in Regenerative Medicine. Nanosensors in Diagnostics. Nanomaterials
in Imaging. Nanotoxicology. Translation: Opportunities and Challenges.