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Nanomaterials for medical applications

This title covers recent advances in a variety of biomedical applications of nanostructured materials, as the field evolves from prototype device to real-world application. It presents the main types of nanomaterial used in medical application today: semiconductor nanomaterials, magnetic nanomateria...

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Main Author: Aguilar, Zoraida P.,
Other Authors: ScienceDirect (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2012.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (481 pages) : illustrations.
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Summary: This title covers recent advances in a variety of biomedical applications of nanostructured materials, as the field evolves from prototype device to real-world application. It presents the main types of nanomaterial used in medical application today: semiconductor nanomaterials, magnetic nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials, hydrogel nanocomposites, liposomes, dendrimers, polymer nanocomposites, and biodegradable polymers. Structurally the work is demarcated into the six most popular areas of research: (1) biocompatibility of nanomaterials with living organisms in their various manifestations; (2) nanobiosensors for clinical diagnostics, detecting biomolecules which are useful in the clinical diagnosis of genetic, metabolically acquired, induced or infectious disease; (3) targeted drug delivery for nanomaterials in their various modifications; (4) nanomedical devices and structures which are used in the development of implantable medical devices and structures such as nanorobots; (5) nanopharmacology, as novel nanoparticles are increasingly engineered to diagnose conditions and recognize pathogens, identify ideal pharmaceutical agents to treat the condition or pathogens, fuel high-yield production of matched pharmaceuticals (potentially in vivo), locate, attach or enter target tissue, structures or pathogens; and dispense the ideal mass of matched biological compound to the target regions; and (6) nanotoxicology and remediation, which focuses on finished and on-going various toxicity evaluations on various nanomaterials that are used and currently being developed for medical applications.
Item Description: This title covers recent advances in a variety of biomedical applications of nanostructured materials, as the field evolves from prototype device to real-world application. It presents the main types of nanomaterial used in medical application today: semiconductor nanomaterials, magnetic nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials, hydrogel nanocomposites, liposomes, dendrimers, polymer nanocomposites, and biodegradable polymers. Structurally the work is demarcated into the six most popular areas of research: (1) biocompatibility of nanomaterials with living organisms in their various manifestations; (2) nanobiosensors for clinical diagnostics, detecting biomolecules which are useful in the clinical diagnosis of genetic, metabolically acquired, induced or infectious disease; (3) targeted drug delivery for nanomaterials in their various modifications; (4) nanomedical devices and structures which are used in the development of implantable medical devices and structures such as nanorobots; (5) nanopharmacology, as novel nanoparticles are increasingly engineered to diagnose conditions and recognize pathogens, identify ideal pharmaceutical agents to treat the condition or pathogens, fuel high-yield production of matched pharmaceuticals (potentially in vivo), locate, attach or enter target tissue, structures or pathogens; and dispense the ideal mass of matched biological compound to the target regions; and (6) nanotoxicology and remediation, which focuses on finished and on-going various toxicity evaluations on various nanomaterials that are used and currently being developed for medical applications.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction -- Types of nanomaterials and corresponding methods of synthesis -- Biocompatibility and functionalization -- Nanobiosensors -- Targeted drug delivery -- Nanomedical devices -- Nanopharmacology -- Nanotoxicology and remediation -- Conclusions.
Elsevier ScienceDirect All Books.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (481 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780123850904
0123850908
1283631083
9781283631082