The manipulation and control of cells and sub-cellular structures through magnetic nanoparticle-based actuation is a relatively new technique that has led to novel and exciting biomedical applications. Nanomagnetic actuation is being used in laboratory studies of stem cells to determine how these mechanical cues can be used to control stem cell differentiation for regenerative medicine applications. This book explores this rapidly expanding field. It will interest industry bioscientists and biomedical engineers as well as academics in cellular biomechanics, cell and tissue engineering, and regenerative medicine.


Key Features

  • Focuses on the fundamentals and applications of magnetic actuation
  • Includes contributions by world-class researchers from several countries and is edited by a well-known researcher in this field
  • Offers multidisciplinary coverage and applications
  • Supplies extensive references at the end of each chapter

chapter 1|8 pages

Nanomagnetic Actuation in Biomedicine: An Introduction

ByAdam Monsalve, Carlos Rinaldi, Jon Dobson

chapter 2|32 pages

Synthesis and Surface Functionalization of Ferrite Nanoparticles

ByJennifer S. Andrew, Carlos Rinaldi, O. Thompson Mefford

chapter 3|18 pages

Thermomagnetic Activation of Cellular Ion Channels to Control Cellular Activity

ByHeng Huang, Arnd Pralle

chapter 4|34 pages

Magnetic Twisting Cytometry

ByDaniel Isabey, Christelle Angely, Adam Caluch, Bruno Louis, Gabriel Pelle

chapter 5|30 pages

Magnetic Needle Development

ByDavid Arnold, Zak Kaufman, Alexandra Garraud

chapter 6|24 pages

Magnetic Delivery of Cell-Based Therapies

ByBoris Polyak, Richard Sensenig

chapter 7|28 pages

Magnetic Capture and Actuation of Thermosensitive Drug Carriers Using Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

ByMary Kathryn Sewell-Loftin, Mary L. Hampel, Amy E. Frees, Lauren M. Blue, Natalie Lapp, Minghua Zhang, Jaimee M. Robertson, Rhythm R. Shah, Christopher S. Brazel

chapter 8|30 pages

Magnetic Cell Patterning

ByThomas Crawford

chapter 9|24 pages

Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

ByJames R. Henstock, Hareklea Markides, Hu Bin, Alicia J. El Haj, Jon Dobson

chapter 10|16 pages

Magnetic Nanoparticles for 3D Cell Culture

ByHubert Tseng, Robert M. Raphael, Thomas C. Killian, Glauco R. Souza