Nanobiomaterials Handbook

1st Edition

Balaji Sitharaman

CRC Press
Published November 30, 2017
Reference - 737 Pages - 32 Color & 206 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138076525 - CAT# K34215

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Summary

Nanobiomaterials exhibit distinctive characteristics, including mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, which make them suitable for a variety of biological applications. Because of their versatility, they are poised to play a central role in nanobiotechnology and make significant contributions to biomedical research and healthcare. Nanobiomaterials Handbook offers a broad introduction for those new to the subject and serves as a useful reference for advanced professionals.

Analyzing major topics and disciplines in this arena, this volume:

  • Defines scope, current status, and future prospects of nanobiomaterials
  • Surveys nanobiomaterials and examines various synthesis and processing techniques important for developing nanobiomaterials
  • Explores the unique nanoscopic physicochemical properties of nanobiomaterials
  • Discusses potential applications, emphasizing unique challenges in the design, fabrication, and evaluation of biomaterials for a particular application or field
  • Provides a detailed overview of the interactions between bionanomaterials/biological systems and the biocompatibility issues associated with bionanomaterials

Advances in nanobiomaterials requires a multidisciplinary approach spanning major fields in physical and biological sciences, engineering, and medicine with considerable  collaboration between ethicists, regulatory bodies, and industry. This volume brings together the work of a team of world-renowned experts from various fields who discuss the vast potential for nanobiomaterials in a myriad of applications.

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