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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nanotechnology is Undergoing Rapid Developments

Nanotechnology is Undergoing Rapid Developments

Research and Markets has announced the addition of Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology to their offering. via Small TimesResearch and Markets has announced the addition of Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology to their offering.

This book provides a comprehensive survey of nanotechnology that reviews recent advances in nanotechnology-based drug and gene delivery systems and imaging approaches, and includes their biomedical significance, future prospects, and economic impact on pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Authors from different disciplines representing pharmaceutical sciences, biology, physics, engineering, medicine, and others investigating nanotechnology for various biomedical applications contributed book chapters.

An overview of nanotechnology and its potential

The field of nanotechnology is undergoing rapid developments on many fronts. This reference provides a comprehensive review of various nanotechnologies with a view to their biomedical applications. With chapters contributed by distinguished scientists from diverse disciplines, Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology:

- Reviews recent advances in the designing of various nanotechnologies based on nucleic acids, polymers, biomaterials, and metals

- Discusses biomedical nanotechnology in areas such as drug and gene delivery

- Covers advanced aspects of imaging and diagnostics

Includes a chapter on the issue of nanotoxicology

Complete with figures and tables, this is a practical, hands-on reference book for researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech industries, biomedical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacologists, and materials scientists as well as for the policymakers who need to understand the potential of nanotechnology. It is also an excellent resource book for graduate-level students in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, and other fields in which nanotechnology is playing an increasingly important role.

About the author(s):

Vinod Labhasetwar, PHD, is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Lerner Research Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, where he leads the Cancer NanoMedicine Program, a collaborative effort jointly sponsored by the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the clinic's Taussig Cancer Center. Dr. Labhasetwar's research interest is in translational nanomedicine. His laboratory investigates various nanosystems for drug/gene delivery in cancer therapy, stroke, cardiovascular conditions, and other age-related disorders. In addition, his group investigates magnetic nanoparticles for imaging applications. Dr. Labhasetwar has published over one hundred peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. He has several U.S. and foreign patents on drug delivery.

Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky, PHD, is Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy and a member of the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She works with nanostructured magnetic materials having applications in biomedicine, magnetic recording, and permanent magnets, as well as with fundamental understanding of disordered magnetic systems. She has forty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

Content Outline:

1. Biological Applications of Multifunctional Magnetic Nanowires.

2. Nucleic Acid Delivery and Localizing Delivery with Magnetic Nanoparticles.

3. Magnetic Nanoparticles in Cancer Diagnosis and Hyperthermic Treatment.

4. Brownian Motion In Biological Sensing.

5. Dendrimers And Hyperbranched Polymers For Drug Delivery.

6. Nanogels-Chemistry to Drug Delivery.

7. Targeted Gold Nanoparticles for Imaging and Therapy .

8. Building Blocks of Nucleic Acid Nanostructures: Unfolding Thermodynamics of Intramolecular DNA Complexes.

9. Nanotoxicology.

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