7. Development of Nanostructures for Drug Delivery Applications

  1. Kenneth E. Gonsalves2,
  2. Craig R. Halberstadt3,4,
  3. Cato T. Laurencin5,6 and
  4. Lakshmi S. Nair5
  1. Nikhil Dube,
  2. Joydeep Dutta and
  3. Dhirendra S. Katti

Published Online: 11 APR 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470185834.ch7

Biomedical Nanostructures

Biomedical Nanostructures

How to Cite

Dube, N., Dutta, J. and Katti, D. S. (2007) Development of Nanostructures for Drug Delivery Applications, 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.ch7

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 Biological Sciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471925521

Online ISBN: 9780470185834



  • polymeric nanoparticles;
  • drugs delivery to brain and central nervous system;
  • carbon nanotubes drug delivery applications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nanosystems for Drug Delivery

  • Polymeric Nanoparticles

  • Nanofibers

  • Dendrimers

  • Liposomes and Lipid Nanoparticles

  • Nanotubes and Fullerenes

  • Nanogels

  • Viral Vectors and Virus-Like Particles (VLPs)

  • Nanocrystal Technology

  • Conclusions

  • References