Bionanotechnology: Enabling Biomedical Research with Nanomaterials


  • H.Y. thanks support from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Defence (DoD, a MURI subcontract), and National Institute of Environmental Health and Science (NIEHS, a pilot project). Y.X. thanks the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a Director's Pioneer Award (2006–2011).


This Special Section contains sixteen papers covering a range of exciting developments in bionanotechnology. We hope that readers from both the materials science and the biomedical research communities can find the work presented here beneficial to their current research and begin to venture into this interdisciplinary field.