Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications

Tuan Vo-Dinh

January 24, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 792 Pages - 12 Color & 359 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849329494 - CAT# 2949


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  • Describes nanosensors that track the biochemical processes and reveal the sub-microscopic structures of living cells
  • Covers methods and applications for various nanostructures including nanotubes, quantum dots, nanoshells, and nanowires
  • Discusses self-assembly, biomanufacturing, and other methods and considerations for designing nanomaterials
  • Explains the various sensing modalities and analytical techniques employed for unprecedented bioanalysis at the cellular level
  • Explores nanocarriers as a drug delivery tool to specific targeted antigens
  • Considers the application of nanotechnologies for stem cell research, gene diagnostics, tissue engineering, and other biomedical uses
  • Summary

    The combination of biology and nanotechnology has led to a new generation of nanodevices that make it possible to characterize the chemical, mechanical, and other molecular properties, as well as discover novel phenomena and biological processes occurring at the molecular level. These advances provide science with a wide range of tools for biomedical applications in therapeutic, diagnostic, and preventive medicine.

    Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications integrates interdisciplinary research and recent advances in instrumentation and methods for applying nanotechnology to various areas in biology and medicine. Pioneers in the field describe the design and use of nanobiosensors with various analytical techniques for the detection and monitoring of specific biomolecules, including cancer cells. The text focuses on the design of novel bio-inspired materials, particularly for tissue engineering applications. Each chapter provides introductory material including a description of methods, protocols, instrumentation, and applications, as well as a collection of published data with an extensive list of references.

    An authoritative reference written for a broad audience, Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications provides a comprehensive forum that integrates interdisciplinary research to present the most recent advances in protocols, methods, instrumentation, and applications of nanotechnology in biology and medicine.


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