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Polymeric Nanomaterials

Polymeric Nanomaterials

Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-32170-4

Apr 2011

544 pages

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$217.00

Description

The book series Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, provides an in-depth overview of all nanomaterial types and their uses in the life sciences.

Each volume is dedicated to a specific material class and covers fundamentals, synthesis and characterization strategies, structure-property relationships and biomedical applications. The series brings nanomaterials to the Life Scientists and life science to the Materials Scientists so that synergies are seen and developed to the fullest.

Written by international experts of various facets of this exciting field of research, the series is aimed at scientists of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, materials science, physics, bioengineering, and medicine, together with cell biology, biomedical engineering, pharmaceutical chemistry, and toxicology, both in academia and fundamental research as well as in pharmaceutical companies.

VOLUME 10 - Polymeric Nanomaterials

Preface

PART I: Nanogels, Interfaces, Carriers, and Polymersomes

TOWARDS SELF-HEALING ORGANIC NANOGELS: A COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH
Introduction
Methodology
Towards Self-Healing Organic Nanogels
Conclusions
SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF POLYMERIC NANOGELS
Introduction
Synthesis of Polymeric Nanogels
Characterization of Polymeric Nanogels
STIMULUS-RESPONSIVE POLYMERS AT NANOINTERFACES
Introduction
Types of Stimulus-Responsive Polymer
Generating Stimulus-Responsive Interfaces
Applications of Stimulus-Responsive Polymers at Interfaces
Summary and Future Perspectives
SELF-ASSEMBLED PEPTIDE NANOSTRUCTURES AND THEIR CONTROLLED POSITIONING ON SURFACES
Introduction
Vertical and Horizontal Alignment on Surfaces
Printing Using Inkjet Technology
Vapor Deposition Methods
Positioning Using Dielectrophoresis
Laser Patterning
Summary and Perspectives
MULTIFUNCTIONAL PHARMACEUTICAL NANOCARRIERS: PROMISES AND PROBLEMS
Introduction
Established Paradigms: Longevity and Targetability
Stimuli-Sensitivity and Intracellular Targeting
A New Challenge: Theranostics
POLYMERSOMES AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
The Chemistry of Polymersomes
Polymersomes: Physico-Chemical Properties
Polymersomes Formation and Preparation
Biomedical Applications
Conclusions

PART II: Nanoparticles

SYNTHETIC APPROACHES TO ORGANIC NANOPARTICLES
Introduction
Methods of Organic Nanoparticle Preparation
Application of Organic Nanoparticles
Summary and Future Perspectives
ORGANIC NANOPARTICLES USING MICROFLUIDIC TECHNOLOGY FOR DRUG-DELIVERY APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Microfluidic Synthesis of Organic Nanoparticles
Microfluidic-Related Organic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Conclusions and Prospective Study
LIPID-POLYMER NANOMATERIALS
Introduction
Lipopolymers
Lipid-Polymer Hybrid Nanoparticles
Lipid-Polymer Films and Coatings
Summary and Future Perspective
CORE-SHELL POLYMERIC NANOMATERIALS AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Core-Shell Nanomaterials of Biomedical Interest
Core-Shell Polymeric Nanoparticles
Biomedical Applications of Core-Shell Polymeric Nanostructures
Future Prospects
POLYMER NANOPARTICLES AND THEIR CELLULAR INTERACTIONS
Introduction
Nanoparticles as Labeling Agents for Cellular Therapeutics
Uptake of Polymeric Nanoparticles into Cells
Influence of Nanoparticles on (Stem) Cell Differentiation
Endocytosis
Summary
RADIOPAQUE POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES FOR X-RAY MEDICAL IMAGING
Introduction
Synthesis of the monomer MAOETIB
Radiopaque Iodinated P(MAOETIB) Nanoparticles
Radiopaque Iodinated P(MAOETIB-GMA) Copolymeric Nanoparticles
Summary
SOLID LIPID NANOPARTICLES TO IMPROVE BRAIN DRUG DELIVERY
Introduction
The General Problem of Brain Drug Delivery
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Brain Drug Delivery
Concluding Remarks

PART III: Nanoscaffolds, Nanotubes, and Nanowires

ARCHITECTURAL AND SURFACE MODIFICATION OF NANOFIBROUS SCAFFOLDS FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING
Introduction
Tissue Engineering Scaffolds
Nanofibrous Scaffolds
Electrospinning
Cellular Interactions with Polymeric Nanofibers
Optimizing Fiber and Scaffold Architecture
Optimizing the Fiber Surface
Challenges with Fibrous Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering
Summary
Future Perspectives
CONTROLLING THE SHAPE OF ORGANIC NANOSTRUCTURES: FABRICATION AND PROPERTIES
Introduction
Milling, Soft-Templating, and Other Methods for Preparing Organic Nanostructures
Hard-Templating Methods for Preparing Organic Nanostructures
Applications of Noncovalent Organic Nanostructures
Future Challenges and Outlook
CONDUCTING POLYMER NANOWIRES AND THEIR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Fabrication of Conducting Polymer Nanowires
Surface Modification of Conducting Polymer Nanowires
Assembly/Alignment of Conducting Polymer Nanowires
Biomedical Applications of Conducting Polymer Nanowires
Summary and Future Perspectives
ORGANIC NANOWIRES AND NANOTUBES FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Fabrication of Organic Nanowires and/or Nanotubes
Biomedical Applications of Nanowires and/or Nanotubes
Summary
ROSETTE NANOTUBES FOR TARGETED DRUG DELIVERY
Introduction
Peptide-Based Nanotubes
Self-Assembling Rosette Nanotubes
Stability Issues
Nanomaterials for Receptor-Mediated Targeting
Ethical Issues and Future Directions
Conclusions