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Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Editor), Josef Hormes (Editor), Carola Leuschner (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60460-9

Mar 2006

442 pages



This book focuses on the materials, synthetic methods, tools and techniques being developed in the nanoregime towards the life sciences -- in particular biology, biotechnology and medicine.
Readers from materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology and medical backgrounds will find detailed accounts of the design and synthesis of nanomaterials and the tools and techniques involved in their production for applications in biology, biotechnology and medicine.
I. Fabrication of Nanomaterials
Synthetic Approaches to Metallic Nanomaterials
Synthetic Approaches for Carbon Nanomaterials
Nanostructured Systems from Low-Dimensional Building Blocks
Nanostructured Collagen Mimics in Tissue Engineering
Molecular Biomimetics: Building Materials Nature's Way, One Molecule at a Time
II. Characterization Tools for Nanomaterials and Nanosystems
Electron Microscopy Techniques for Characterization of Nanomaterials
X-ray Methods for the Characterization of Nanomaterials
Single-molecule Detection and Manipulation in Nanotechnology and Biology
Nanotechnologies for Cellular and Molecular Imaging by MRI
III. Application of Nanotechnology in Biomedical Research
Nanotechnology in Non-Viral Gene Delivery
Nanoparticles for Cancer Drug Delivery
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells
Decorporation of Biohazards Utilizing Nanoscale Magnetic Carrier Systems
Nanotechnology in Biological Agent Decontamination
IV. Impact of Biomedical Nanotechnology on Education, Industry and Society
Too Small to See : Educating the Next Generation in Nanoscale Science and Engineering
Nanobiomedical Technology: Financial, Legal, Clinical, Political, Ethical and Societal Challenges to Implementation
"Overall, the editors 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 the student, the professor, and the engineer, who will all benefit equally from reading it." Angewandte Chemie I.E.

"The book will definitely be of interest not only to readers with biological and medical backgrounds but also to material scientists, engineers, chemists, and physicists. The last two chapters are highly recommended for the general public and even politicians who are interested in looking at global changes arising from the implementation of nano- and biotechnology." Small

"...this is an excellent and useful reference book about biomedical nanotechnology." Advanced Materials

"... covers some of the most salient aspects of this technology as it relates to biological applications ... well suited for those who are just entering the field, or those who want a broad exposure to biological applications of nanotechnology."
Annals of Biomedical Engineering