A comprehensive reference on biochemistry, bioimaging, bioanalysis, and therapeutic applications of carbon nanomaterials
Carbon nanomaterials have been widely applied for biomedical applications in the past few decades, because of their unique physical properties, versatile functionalization chemistry, and biological compatibility. This book provides background knowledge at the entry level into the biomedical applications of carbon nanomaterials, focusing on three applications: bioimaging, bioanalysis, and therapy.
Carbon Nanomaterials for Bioimaging, Bioanalysis and Therapy begins with a general introduction to carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications, including a discussion about the pros and cons of various carbon nanomaterials for the respective therapeutic applications. It then goes on to cover fluorescence imaging; deep tissue imaging; photoacoustic imaging; pre–clinical/clinical bioimaging applications; carbon nanomaterial sensors for cancer and disease diagnosis; targeted cancer therapy; and photothermal/photodynamic therapy. Each chapter briefly introduces the biomedical application and emphasizes the most appropriate carbon nanomaterial(s) for the application.
- Provides an introduction to the biomedical applications of carbon nanomaterials for early–career scientists, as well as background and context for mid–career scientists and researchers
- Contains four sections covering biochemistry, bioimaging, bioanalysis, and therapeutic applications of carbon nanomaterials
- Presented by experts who have strong background in the field of nanotechnology for biomedical applications
- Covers a hot area of research which has very unique physical properties, versatile functionalization chemistry, and biological compatibility
Carbon Nanomaterials for Bioimaging, Bioanalysis and Therapy is an excellent resource for academic researchers and industrial scientists working on preparation and bio–application of carbon nanomaterials, biomedical engineering, and nanotechnology.
Part 1: Basics of Carbon Nanomaterials
1. Carbon Structures
2. Using Polymers to Enhance the Carbon Nanomaterial Biointerface
3. Carbon Nanomaterials for Optical Bioimaging and Phototherapy
Part 2: Bioimaging and Bioanalysis
4. High–Resolution and High–Contrast Fluorescence Imaging with Carbon Nanomaterials for Pre–clinical and Clinical Applications
5. Carbon Nanomaterials for Deep Tissue Imaging in the NIR Spectral Window
6. Tracking Photoluminescent Carbon Canomaterials in Biological Systems
7. Photoacoustic Imaging with Carbon Nanomaterials
8. Carbon Nanomaterial Sensors for Cancer and Disease Diagnosis
9. Recent Advances in Carbon Dots for Bioanalysis and the Future Perspectives
Part 3: Therapy
10. Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
11. Multifunctional Graphene–based Nanocomposites for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
12. Carbon Nanomaterials for Photothermal Therapies
Yuen Yung Hui, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Huan–Cheng Chang, is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
Haifeng Dong, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Science and Technology Beijing, China.
Xueji Zhang, PhD, is Professor and Dean in the School of Chemistry & Biological Engineering at The University of Science & Technology Beijing, P.R. China.