Handbook of Materials for Nanomedicine
The fast developing field of nanomedicine uses a broad variety of materials to serve as delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. This book is the first attempt to put under one cover all major available information about these materials, both still on experimental levels and already applied in patients.
The book is Volume 1 of the Pan Stanford Series on Biomedical Nanotechnology that is headed by Vladimir Torchilin and Mansoor Amiji.
Organic Nanostructures: Polymeric Nanostructures: Synthetic Polymer-Drug Conjugates for Human Therapy (K Ulbrich & V Zubr); Dendrimer-Based Nanomaterials (K Nam et al.); Combinatorial Polymer and Lipidoid Libraries for Nanomedicine (J J Green et al.); Lipid-Based and Other Organic Structures: Liposomal Nanomedicines (V Torchilin); Nanomedicines from Polymeric Amphiphiles (I F Uchegbu et al.); Materials for Nanoemulsions and Their Influence on the Biofate (E Rozentur et al.); Inorganic Nanostructures: Metal Structures: Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells (L R Bickford et al.); Metal Oxide Nanoarchitectures for Biotemplating Application (K C Popat & T A Desai); Miscellaneous Istructures: Fluorescent Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications (K Kenniff et al.); Lipid Coated Microbubbles and Nanodroplets as Tools for Biomedical Nanotechnology (E Unger & T O Matsunaga); Biomimetics: Bio-Inspired Engineering of Human Tissue Scaffolding for Regenerative Medicine (D W Green & B Ben-Nissan); and other papers.
This handbook of nanomaterials is a comprehensive collection of well-written chapters on nanoparticle technologies used for medical applications of all kinds. All in all, it will be a very valuable reference book for biomaterials scientists and medical researchers involved in the many different facets of therapeutics, diagnostics and imaging for medical applications.~Prof. Allan S. Hoffman, University of Washington, USA
The clear organization into crisp chapters makes the book a rich source of references. The book provides professionals and newcomers entering the nanomedicine world with deep understanding of the current problems and presents fascinating highlights in the context of future applications in practical medicine.~Prof. Julia Y. Ljubimova, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USA