Nanomaterials for medical applications /

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Author / Creator:Aguilar, Zoraida P., author.
Imprint:Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (481 pages) : illustrations
Subject:Biomedical materials.
Nanostructured materials.
Nanostructures -- therapeutic use.
Biocompatible Materials -- chemical synthesis.
Biosensing Techniques.
MEDICAL -- Allied Health Services -- Medical Technology.
MEDICAL -- Biotechnology.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Lasers in Medicine.
Biomedical materials
Nanostructured materials.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from digital title page (ebrary, viewed on July 11, 2014).
Summary:This title covers recent advances in a variety of biomedical applications of nanostructured materials, as the field evolves from prototype device to real-world application. It presents the main types of nanomaterial used in medical application today: semiconductor nanomaterials, magnetic nanomaterials, metal nanoparticles, carbon nanomaterials, hydrogel nanocomposites, liposomes, dendrimers, polymer nanocomposites, and biodegradable polymers. Structurally the work is demarcated into the six most popular areas of research: (1) biocompatibility of nanomaterials with living organisms in their various manifestations; (2) nanobiosensors for clinical diagnostics, detecting biomolecules which are useful in the clinical diagnosis of genetic, metabolically acquired, induced or infectious disease; (3) targeted drug delivery for nanomaterials in their various modifications; (4) nanomedical devices and structures which are used in the development of implantable medical devices and structures such as nanorobots; (5) nanopharmacology, as novel nanoparticles are increasingly engineered to diagnose conditions and recognize pathogens, identify ideal pharmaceutical agents to treat the condition or pathogens, fuel high-yield production of matched pharmaceuticals (potentially in vivo), locate, attach or enter target tissue, structures or pathogens; and dispense the ideal mass of matched biological compound to the target regions; and (6) nanotoxicology and remediation, which focuses on finished and on-going various toxicity evaluations on various nanomaterials that are used and currently being developed for medical applications.
Other form:Print version: Aguilar, Zoraida P. Nanomaterials for medical applications. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, ©2013 9780123850898