Nanomaterials for Theranostics and Tissue Engineering: Techniques, Trends and Applications provides information on the major methodologies for the application of nanomaterials in the medical field. In recent years, nanotechnology for medicine, commonly known as bionanotechnology, or nanomedicine, has revolutionized various types of medical treatment. This book is intended for practicing engineers and scientists, and includes detailed, readily applicable protocols. It focuses on 4 major themes, including the synthesis of nanosystems for controlled drug delivery, nanotechnology-enhanced sensing systems, the application of nanotechnologies to the synthesis of novel biomaterials, and safety issues related to the application of medicinal nanotechnology.
- Provides a comprehensive overview on how nanotechnology is being used to create new tissue engineering techniques
- Covers, in detail, the physicochemical fundamentals of bionanotechnologies
- Explores major applications in the fields of theranostics and tissue engineering
- Assesses important challenges and safety issues related to the implementation of nanotechnology in medicine
Section 1: Nanosystems for controlled drug delivery 1. Polymeric nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery 2. Nanovescicles for controlled drug delivery 3. Novel strategies to improve delivery performances 4. HR-MAS: novel technologies to measure delivery performances 5. Mathematical models for controlled drug delivery
Section 2: Nanotechnology-enhanced sensing systems 6. Nanogold for theranostics 7. Nanostructured substrates for SERS spectroscopy 8. Quantum dots 9. Nanowires for sensing applications 10. Surface plasmon resonance and SPR microscopy
Section 3: Nanobiomaterials for tissue engineering 11. Electrospun nanofibers 12. Viral nanoparticles 13. Self-assembling peptides 14. Graphene: medical applications 15. Carbon nanotubes 16. Bioactive nanoceramics
Section 4: Safety issues of medical nanotechnologies 17. Nanosafety issues 18. Regulatory perspectives on medical nanotechnologies
Filippo Rossi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry, Materials and Chemical Engineering "Giulio Natta at Milan Polytechnic University, Italy. His research focuses in the field of innovative polymer materials for nanomedicine, drug delivery and tissue engineering, using both experimental and modelling techniques.
Alberto Rainer is Tenured Assistant Professor in Chemical Fundamentals of Technologies at the Department of Engineering, Università Campus Bio--Medico di Roma, Italy. His research focuses on the use of tissue engineering strategies for the development of advanced 3D In vitro models as innovative tools for tissue/organ pathophysiology and drug screening studies, and their integration with robotic microscopy.