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Nanoparticles in the Life Sciences and Biomedicine

edited by Ana Rute Neves and Salette Reis

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814745987
  • Subject: General Biomedical Engineering
  • Published: February 2018
  • Pages: 570

This book introduces several principles and the knowledge needed for the audience to understand science at the nanoscale. Unlike other books on the market, this book has an expanded scope in order to reach a wider audience interest in drug nanodelivery topics. The book compiles in great depth current research and recent advances in drug delivery, providing a wide coverage of applications in the nanomedicine field and contributing to improvement of the knowledge of researchers and students. It offers numerous interesting and well-illustrated examples from cancer to infectious diseases, passing through tuberculosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other important disorders.

The book is an interdisciplinary way of presenting new strategies on drug delivery. It covers a wide range of topics on nanotechnology applied to the diagnosis and treatment of several pathologies and diseases. The ultimate goal is to review the most recent research and developments in the nanotechnology field, exploiting several administration routes, internalization pathways, site-specific delivery strategies, and potential cytotoxicity of nanoparticles.