5. Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery

  1. Kenneth E. Gonsalves2,
  2. Craig R. Halberstadt3,4,
  3. Cato T. Laurencin5,6 and
  4. Lakshmi S. Nair5
  1. Xiaojun Yu,
  2. Chandra M. Valmikinathan,
  3. Amanda Rogers and
  4. Junping Wang

Published Online: 11 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch5

Biomedical Nanostructures

Biomedical Nanostructures

How to Cite

Yu, X., Valmikinathan, C. M., Rogers, A. and Wang, J. (2007) Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, in Biomedical Nanostructures (eds K. E. Gonsalves, C. R. Halberstadt, C. T. Laurencin and L. S. Nair), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Polymer Nanotechnology Laboratory, Department of Chemistry and Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communication, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, USA

  3. 4

    Tengion, Inc., Winston Salem, NC, USA

  4. 5

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, VA, USA

  5. 6

    Department of Biomedical & Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, VA, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical, Biomedical and Materials Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 APR 2007
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471925521

Online ISBN: 9780470185834



  • intracellular drug delivery;
  • nanotechnology-based drug delivery devices;
  • temperature-responsive polymer


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Advantages of Nanostructured Delivery Systems

  • Activation and Targeting of Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery Systems (Externally and Internally)

  • Multifunctional Nanoparticle Systems

  • Conclusions

  • References