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Biofunctionalization of Nanomaterials

ISBN: 978-3-527-31381-5
386 pages
December 2005
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The new book series 'Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences' is the first comprehensive source on the topics where materials science and life sciences meet on the nanoscale. Each volume provides a concise overview of the underlying nanotechnologies for the design, creation and characterization of biomedical applications, collating the many articles found in the relevant specialized journals but as yet unseen by those working in other disciplines.

Written by international experts describing the various facets of nanofabrication, the ten volumes of this single source of information cover the complete range of synthetic methods, tools and techniques being developed towards medical, biological and cybernetic applications.

This volume covers the synthetic and materials aspects of instilling biocompatibility into nanomaterials with properties desirable for advanced medical and biological applications.

Essential reading for anyone working in the various related disciplines: from medicine and biology through chemistry, materials science and physics to engineering.
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Table of Contents

Biofunctionalization of Fluorescent Nanoparticles
Biofunctionalization of Carbon Nanotubes
Biofunctionalization of Magnetic Nanoparticles
Biofunctionalization of Gold Nanoparticles
Biofunctionalization of Phospholipid Polymeric Nanoparticles
Biofunctionalization of Metallic Nanoparticles and Microarrays for Biomolecular Detection
Conjugation of Nanomaterials with Proteins
Stabilization and Functionalization of Metallic Nanoparticles: the Peptide Route
Folate-linked Lipid-based Nanoparticles for Tumor-targeted Gene Therapy
Magnetic Core Conducting Polymer Shell Nanocomposites for DNA Attachment and Hybridization
Gelatin Nanoparticles and Their Biofunctionalization
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Author Information

Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in Mülheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.
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"The present book ... presents an excellent collection of chapters outlining new developments in the area from the point of view of materials science. ... The editor succeeded in amalgamating the contributions of different authors in a coherent book that has actually become an 'encyclopedia' of biofunctionalized nanomaterials. This book is the first volume in a comprehensive ten volume series on 'Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences', which is going to be an encyclopedic database for bionanotechnology and bionanomedicine. ... an excellent collection of the material under a single cover that is certainly convenient for the reader. ... Overall, the editor and authors have done a good job, resulting in a book that can be read with interest by the broad scientific community. This book deserves a respected place on the desk of a student, professor, or engineer, who will equally benefit from reading its content." small

"...it is to be hoped that the editor, authors, and publisher will succeed in attracting many interested readers to the series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences, as an up-to-date collection of articles on this theme..." Angewandte Chemie

"This book deserves a respected place on the desk of a student, professor, or engineer, who will equally benefit from reading its content."
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