Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Organic Micro- and Nanostructures provides an updated perspective on recent research regarding the use of organic particles in biomedical applications. The different types of organic micro- and nanostructures are discussed, as are innovative applications and new synthesis methods. As biomedical applications of organic micro- and nanostructures are very diverse and their impact on modern and future therapy, diagnosis and prophylaxis of diseases is huge, this book presents a timely resource on the topic. Users will find the latest information on cancer and gene therapy, diagnosis, drug delivery, green synthesis of nano- and microparticles, and much more.
- Provides knowledge of the range of organic micro- and nanostructures available, enabling the reader to make optimal materials selection decisions
- Presents detailed information on current and proposed applications of the latest biomedical materials
- Places a strong emphasis on the characterization, production and use of organic nanoparticles in biomedicine, such as gene therapy, DNA interaction and cancer management
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1. Biomimetic nanoparticles and self-propelled micromotors for biomedical applications 2. Polymeric nanomaterial revolution in drug delivery systems: toward patient care 3. Organic polymer particles for biomedical applications 4. Exploring potential of polymers in cancer management 5. Polymer nanoparticles for the release of complex molecules 6. Microbial exopolisaccharides for biomedical applications 7. Fluorescence-encoded polystyrene microspheres for the application of suspension array technology 8. Polymersomes for drug delivery and other biomedical applications 9. Colloidal formulation of aptamers for advanced therapeutic delivery 10. Dendrimer as a platform for drug delivery in the skin 11. Lipid-based colloidal carriers for transdermal administration of bioactives 12. Polylactide-co-glycolide-based Nanogel: Concept and Functions 13. Organic nanoparticles and gadolinium chelates: seeking hypersensitive probes for T1 magnetic resonance imaging 14. Chitosan-based particulate composites: drug delivery and biomedical potential 15. Chitosan for gene, DNA vaccines, and drug delivery 16. Solid lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of drug molecules
Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly books.
Holban, Alina Maria
Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.