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 nanomedicine.
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.
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.