Nanostructures for Novel Therapy: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications focuses on the fabrication and characterization of therapeutic nanostructures, in particular, synthesis, design, and in vitro and in vivo therapeutic evaluation. The chapters provide a cogent overview of recent therapeutic applications of nanostructured materials that includes applications of nanostructured materials for wound healing in plastic surgery and stem cell therapy.
The book explores the promise for more effective therapy through the use of nanostructured materials, while also assessing the challenges their use might pose from both an economic and medicinal point of view. This innovative look at how nanostructured materials are used in therapeutics will be of great benefit to researchers, providing a greater understanding of the different ways nanomaterials could improve medical treatment, along with a discussion of the obstacles that need to be overcome in order to guarantee widespread availability.
- Outlines how the characteristics of nanostructures made from different materials gives particular properties that can be successfully used in therapeutics
- Compares the properties of different nanostructures, allowing medicinal chemists and engineers to select which are most appropriate for their needs
- Highlights new uses of nanostructures within the therapeutic field, enabling the discovery of new, more effective drugs
Denisa Ficai is Associate Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Sciences at the University Politehnica, Bucharest. Her research interests are currently focused on nanomaterials (especially ferrites, oxides, phosphates) and composite materials (especially hybrid composite materials comprising 0D, 1D and 2D reinforcing agents) most of these materials being designed for medical and health industrial applications. She has published over 50 papers in international scientific journals that have been cited more than 200 times. She has presented at more than 40 conferences and holds 6 patents. She is a co-author of three books on chemistry and also authored four book chapters.
Grumezescu, Alexandru Mihai
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.