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Engineered Nanostructures for Therapeutics and Biomedical Applications. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

  • Book

  • 360 Pages
  • September 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5230559

Engineered Nanostructures for Therapeutics and Biomedical Applications offers a single reference for a diverse biomedical readership to learn about the application of nanotechnology in biomedicine and biomedical engineering, from past developments to current research and future prospects. This book sets out a broad selection of biomedical and therapeutic applications for nanostructures, including bioimaging, nanorobotics, orthopedics, and tissue engineering, offering a useful, multidisciplinary approach. Each chapter discusses challenges faced in each discipline, including limiting factors, biocompatibility, and toxicity, thus enabling the reader to make informed decisions in their research. This book is a comprehensive, broad overview of the role and significance of nanomaterials and their composites that also includes discussions of key aspects in the field of biomedicine. It will be of significant interest to academics and researchers in materials science and engineering, biomedicine and biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, bioimaging, and nanorobotics.

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Table of Contents

1. Engineered nanostructures: An introduction 2. Fluorescent inorganic nanoparticles for bioimaging and therapeutic applications 3. Quantum dots and conjugated metal-organic frameworks for targeted drug delivery and bioimaging of cancer 4. Carbon-based nanogels as a synergistic platform for bioimaging and drug delivery 5. Graphene oxides and derivatives for biomedical applications: Drug delivery/gene delivery, bioimaging, and therapeutics 6. Self-assembled polymeric nanostructures:�A promising platform for bioimaging and therapeutic applications 7. Nanofibrous scaffolds for tissue engineering processes 8. Design and testing of nanobiomaterials for orthopedic implants 9. Drug-releasing nano-bioimplants: From basics to current progress 10. Mobile nanorobotics for biomedical applications 11. Opportunities, challenges, and future prospects of engineered nanostructures for therapeutics and biomedical applications


Ajeet Kumar Kaushik Associate Professor of Chemistry, NanoBioTech Laboratory, Health System Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University, USA. Dr. Ajeet Kaushik is Assistant Professor at the NanoBioTech laboratory, Department of Environmental Engineering, Florida Polytechnic University, USA. He is the recipient of various reputed awards for his service in the area of nano-biotechnology for health care. He has edited four books, written 100 international research peer reviewed publications, and has three patents in the area of nanomedicine and smart biosensors for personalized health care. In the course of his research, Dr. Kaushik has been engaged in design and development of various electro-active nanostructures for electrochemical biosensor and nanomedicine for health care. His research interests include nanobiotechnology, analytical systems, design and develop nanostructures, nano-carries for drug delivery, nano-therapeutics for CNS diseases, on-demand site-specific release of therapeutic agents, exploring personalized nanomedicines, biosensors, point-of-care sensing devices, and related areas of health care monitoring. Sandeep Kumar Head of Department, Department of Bio and Nano Technology, Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology, India. Dr. Sandeep Kumar is a researcher of international recognition and has received his PhD degree from Panjab University, Chandigarh. His current research interest includes synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials, nano-carriers for healthcare applications; nanomaterials based sensors, biomaterials and nanotoxicity. Dr. Kumar has published more than 150 research papers in international journals of repute and also has patents to his credit. Dr. Kumar has international and national sponsored research projects from numerous funding agencies. Dr. Kumar has been rewarded with "Haryana Yuva Vigyan Ratna Award� and "Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellow� for undertaking research work at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA. Dr. Kumar visited Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea; University of Florence, Italy as a visiting Professor and also Australia, UK, Scotland, Germany, Spain, France, Belgium etc under different supporting schemes of Govt of India. Ganga Ram Chaudhary Professor, Department of Chemistry & Director, Suphisticated Analytical Instrumentation Facility, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Dr G R Chaudhary is currently working as Professor at Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Dr Chaudhary has focused his research for the past 15 years in emerging research areas of green technologies, novel healthcare formulations, catalysis, nanomaterials-based sensors, molecular recognition/reorganizational behavior and emerging materials for biological applications. The work carried out by Dr Chaudhary in above areas has been published in numerous reputed international journals having high impact factor. Dr Chaudhary is well connected to international research groups with similar research interests.