Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Nanofabrication Towards Biomedical Applications: Techniques, Tools, Applications, and Impact

Editor(s): Challa S. S. R. Kumar, Josef Hormes, Carola Leuschner

Published Online: 12 APR 2005

Print ISBN: 9783527311156

Online ISBN: 9783527603473

DOI: 10.1002/3527603476

About this Book

This book focuses on the materials, synthetic methods, tools and techniques being developed in the nanoregime towards the life sciences -- in particular biology, biotechnology and medicine.
Readers from materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology and medical backgrounds will find detailed accounts of the design and synthesis of nanomaterials and the tools and techniques involved in their production for applications in biology, biotechnology and medicine.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Fabrication of Nanomaterials

  2. Part II: Characterization Tools for Nanomaterials and Nanosystems

    1. Chapter 8

      Single-Molecule Detection and Manipulation in Nanotechnology and Biology (pages 197–225)

      Christopher L. Kuyper, Gavin D. M. Jeffries, Robert M. Lorenz and Daniel T. Chiu

    2. Chapter 9

      Nanotechnologies for Cellular and Molecular Imaging by MRI (pages 227–249)

      Patrick M. Winter, Shelton D. Caruthers, Samuel A. Wickline and Gregory M. Lanza

  3. Part III: Application of Nanotechnology in Biomedical Research

    1. Chapter 10

      Nanotechnology in Nonviral Gene Delivery (pages 251–287)

      Latha M. Santhakumaran, Alex Chen, C. K. S. Pillai, Thresia Thomas, Huixin He and T. J. Thomas

    2. Chapter 11

      Nanoparticles for Cancer Drug Delivery (pages 289–326)

      Prof. Dr. Carola Leuschner and Dr. Challa S. S. R. Kumar

    3. Chapter 12

      Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Metal Nanoshells (pages 327–342)

      Christopher Loo, Alex Lin, Leon Hirsch, Min-Ho Lee, Jennifer Barton, Naomi Halas, Jennifer West and Rebekah Drezek

  4. Part IV: Impact of Biomedical Nanotechnology on Industry, Society, and Education

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