Nanotechnologies in Preventative and Regenerative Medicine demonstrates how control at the nanoscale can help achieve earlier diagnoses and create more effective treatments. Chapters take a logical approach, arranging materials by their area of application. Biomaterials are, by convention, divided according to the area of their application, with each chapter outlining current challenges before discussing how nanotechnology and nanomaterials can help solve these challenges
This applications-orientated book is a valuable resource for researchers in biomedical science who want to gain a greater understanding on how nanotechnology can help create more effective vaccines and treatments, and to nanomaterials researchers seeking to gain a greater understanding of how these materials are applied in medicine.
- Demonstrates how nanotechnology can help achieve more successful diagnoses at an earlier stage
- Explains how nanomaterials can be manipulated to create more effective drug treatments
- Offers suggestions on how the use of nanotechnology might have future applications to create even more effective treatments
1. Nanotechnologies for Early Diagnosis, in situ Disease Monitoring and Prevention 2. Nanotechnologies for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration 3. Understanding and Utilizing the Biomolecule/Nanosystems Interface 4. 3D Printing: Prospects and Challenges 5. Environmental Assessment of Medical Nanotechnologies 6. Targeted and Theranostic Applications for Nanotechnologies in Medicine
Vuk Uskokovic is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, USA, where he leads the Advanced Materials and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory. His research focuses on devising advanced nanomaterials for application in tissue regeneration and other areas of preventive and restorative medicine. He authored more than 70 research papers and book chapters and given many conference presentations and invited lectures all over the world.