Handbook of Harnessing Biomaterials in Nanomedicine (Second Edition)

Handbook of Harnessing Biomaterials in Nanomedicine (Second Edition)

Preparation, Toxicity, and Applications

edited by Dan Peer

"The nanomedicine revolution has begun. To date, nearly 30 nanotechnology-based products have been approved for clinical use, including liposomal formulations and stealth polymer–drug conjugates. Importantly, the application of nanotechnology to medicine will continue to progressively and fundamentally change the landscape for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dan Peer has done an exceptional job bringing together the world’s leading experts to provide an authoritative compilation covering the essential fundamentals and state-of-the-art approaches. The book includes essential methods for preparing nanomaterials, testing the function, and analyzing their safety with relevance to potential regulatory hurdles that may be encountered. This book will undoubtedly become an essential reference for scientists and technologists who aim to characterize, study, and develop clinically relevant and safe nanomedicines."

Prof. Jeffrey M. Karp, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800907
  • Subject: Biomaterials
  • Published: January 2021
  • Pages: 560

Nanomedicine has emerged as a novel field in medicine integrating nano-scale technologies with materials sciences, chemistry and biology. The medical application of nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize diagnosis and therapy and bring this new field from a notion into reality while impacting the lives of millions around the world.

This second edition compiles and details the latest cutting-edge research in science and medicine from the interdisciplinary standpoint who are currently revolutionizing drug delivery techniques through the development of nanomedicines. Edited by Dan Peer, a prominent bio-nanotechnologiest, this book will attract anyone involved materials sciences, chemistry, biology and medicine that would like to design applications in the medical field of nanotechnology towards cancer therapy, inflammation, viral infection, imaging and toxicity.

Key Features: 

  • Covers research on various aspects of nanomedicine, including aspects from chemistry, biology, various diagnostic methodologies, RNAi as a new class of nanomedicines and two special contributions of immuno-nano-toxicity.
  • Includes contributions from several world experts in immuno-nanotoxicity, top researchers from Harvard and Yale, and from the co-inventor of the first particulate nanomedicine (Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin - DOXIL™)
  • Illustrated throughout with excellent figures and references to accompany each section.