Bionanotechnology II

Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects

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Features

  • Provides a primer for engineers and researchers interested in nanotechnologies for biological applications
  • Includes selections from worldwide experts in varied application areas
  • Explores areas related to business and entrepreneurship
  • Contains extensive references at the end of each chapter to enhance further study

Summary

The impact and importance of nanotechnology continues to grow, and nanomedicine and biotechnology have become areas of increased development. Biomedical engineers who work with biological processes and structures must have a deeply rooted understanding of the role of bionanotechnology, a rapidly evolving sector of the nanotechnology field. Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects, a follow-up to the editor’s highly successful first volume, contains 26 entirely new contributions that provide a broad survey of research shaping this critical field. With coverage of technical and nontechnical areas, the book offers representative reporting on a wide variety of activity from around the world. It discusses the role of nanotechnology in novel medical devices, bioanalytical technologies, and nanobiomaterials.

Topics discussed include:

  • Emerging microscale technologies
  • Bionanotech-based water treatment
  • Tissue engineering and drug delivery
  • Antimicrobial nanomaterials in the textile industry
  • Bionanotechnology applications in plants and agriculture

With contributions from researchers in Israel, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and the United States, this volume presents a worldwide perspective on some of the critical areas shaping bionanotechnology today.

Table of Contents

SP1 Protein-Gold Nanoparticle Hybrids as Building Blocks for Nanofabrication of One-Dimensional Systems; I. Medalsy, O. Dgany, A. Heyman, O. Shoseyov, M. Sowwan, and D. Porath

Bionanotechnology Strategies for Cell Detection; N. Aghdami and S. Vaziri

Gold Nanoparticles in Biomedicine; D. Nemr and H. M. E. Azzazy

Theragnostic Nanoparticles with the Power to Diagnose, Treat, and Monitor Diseases; S. D. Caruthers, G. M. Lanza, and S. A. Wickline

Plasmonic Nanostructures in Biosensing, W. Zheng, H. C. Chiamori, L. Lin, and F. F. Chen

Emerging Microscale Technologies for Global Health: CD4+ Counts; S. Wang, F. Xu, A. Ip, H. O. Keles, and U. Demirci

Nanoviricides—A Novel Approach to Antiviral Therapeutics; R.W. Barton, J. G. Tatake, and A. R. Diwan

Antibody-Conjugated Nanoparticles of Biodegradable Polymers for Targeted Drug Delivery; B. Sun, H.Rachmawati, and S.-S. Feng

The Biosynthesis of Anisotropic Nanoparticles; M. Gericke

Nanotechnology in Biomaterials: Nanofibers in Tissue Engineering; D. Yucel, H. Kenar, A. Ndreu, T. Endoğan, N. Hasirci, and V. Hasirci

Nanotechnology in Biomaterials: Nanoparticulates as Drug Delivery Systems; B. Demirbag, S. Kardesler, A. Buyuksungur, A. Kucukturhan, G. Eke, N. Hasirci, and V. Hasirci

Microscale Technologies for Controlling the Cellular Microenvironment in Time and Space; H. Kaji, Y.-H. Jang, H. Bae, and A. Khademhosseini

Think Big, Then Shrink: Low-Cost, Ultra-Rapid Tunable Nanowrinkles from Shape Memory Polymers; A. Chen, H. Sharma, D. Nguyen, S. M. Mirzaei Zarandi, and M. Khine

Electric Fields for Vaccine Delivery: How In Vivo Electroporation Could Fulfill the Promise of DNA Vaccines; A. Y. Choo, A. S. Khan, N. Y. Sardesai, and J. J. Kim

Atomic Force Microscopy as a Nanotool to Investigate Malaria-Infected Erythrocytes; B. Russell, A. Li, and C. T. Lim

Neural Prosthesis Facilitated by Nanotechnology; W. Liu, Z. Yang, and L. Hoang

Production of Bare Multiple-Element Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Use in Fast Detection and Removal of Pathogenic Bacteria from Water Resources; K. N. Elshuraydeh, H. I. Malkawi, and M. Hassuneh

Antimicrobial Nanomaterials in the Textile Industry; S. Phanichphant and S. Ounnunkad

Recent Advances in Water Desalination Driven by Biotechnology and Nanotechnology; S. Prakash, K. Bellman, and M. A. Shannon

Liposomal pH-Sensitive Nanomedicines in Preclinical Development; M. J. Morilla and E. L. Romero

Bio- and Nanotechnology Offer High Performance for Water Cleanup; J. R. Schorr, S. Sengupta, and R. Helferich

Nanoscience and Engineering for Robust Biosolar Cells; P. Somasundaran, M. Chin, U. T. Latosiewicz, H. L. Tuller, B. Barbiellini, and V. Renugopalakrishnan

Electrospinning in Drug Delivery; P. Supaphol, O. Suwantong, P. Sansanoh, and A. Neamnark

Noble Metal Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery; R. T. Tshikhudo and N. M. Sosibo

Photonic Structures in Nature; P. Vukusic and J. Noyes

Bionanotechnology Applications in Plants and Agriculture; S. R. Wilson and B. Flinn

Index

Editor Bio(s)

David E. Reisner is a well-known early pioneer and entrepreneur in the burgeoning field of nanotechnology. In 1996, he cofounded two nanotech companies in Connecticut: Inframat and U.S. Nanocorp. For nearly 15 years, he was CEO of both companies since founding. He was featured in Forbes in 2004 and was a Technology Pioneer at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. He has over 175 publications and is an inventor on 10 issued patents.

 
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