Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology

Editor(s): Vinod Labhasetwar, Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky

Published Online: 3 JAN 2007

Print ISBN: 9780471722427

Online ISBN: 9780470152928

DOI: 10.1002/9780470152928

About this Book

An overview of nanotechnology and its potential

The field of nanotechnology is undergoing rapid developments on many fronts. This reference provides a comprehensive review of various nanotechnologies with a view to their biomedical applications. With chapters contributed by distinguished scientists from diverse disciplines, Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology :

  • Reviews recent advances in the designing of various nanotechnologies based on nucleic acids, polymers, biomaterials, and metals
  • Discusses biomedical nanotechnology in areas such as drug and gene delivery
  • Covers advanced aspects of imaging and diagnostics
  • Includes a chapter on the issue of nanotoxicology

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 4

      Brownian Motion in Biological Sensing (pages 83–103)

      Axel Hoffmann, Seok-Hwan Chung, Samuel D. Bader, Lee Makowski and Liaohai Chen

    4. Chapter 5

      Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers for Drug Delivery (pages 105–129)

      Rangaramanujam M. Kannan, Omathanu P. Perumal and Sujatha Kannan

    5. Chapter 6

      Nanogels: Chemistry to Drug Delivery (pages 131–171)

      Murali Mohan Yallapu, Maram K. Reddy and Vinod Labhasetwar

    6. Chapter 8

      Building Blocks of Nucleic Acid Nanostructures: Unfolding Thermodynamics of Intramolecular DNA Complexes (pages 191–226)

      Luis A. Marky, Souvik Maiti, Chris Olsen, Ronald Shikiya, Sarah E. Johnson, Mahima Kaushik and Irine Khutsishvili

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