Biomedical Nanotechnology

Neelina Malsch Malsch TechnoValuation
Biomedical Nanotechnology
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4/14/2005 CRC
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Nanomedicine 9780824725792
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Biomedical nanotechnology is one of the fastest-growing fields of research across the globe. However, even the most promising technologies may never realize their full potential if public and political opinions are galvanized against them, a situation clearly evident in such controversial fields as cloning and stem cell research. Biomedical Nanotechnology presents state-of-the-art research in the field and also considers the socio-political risks and perceptions of this important science.

Contributed by prominent experts in this expansive and interdisciplinary field, Biomedical Nanotechnology examines developments in three sub-fields: nanodrugs and drug delivery; prostheses and implants; and diagnostics and screening technologies. The authors compare new capabilities introduced by nanotechnology to traditional methods of release, target, and controlled drug delivery in the body. They also consider the challenge of understanding and controlling the biological processes involved upon implantation and discuss nanoscale sensors for biological chemical detection and biodefense. The book concludes with individual chapters devoted to the social and economic context of nanotechnologies and to their potential risks and possible solutions.

By outlining cutting-edge research in the context of pressing global medical needs and potential risks, this authoritative reference supplies a holistic treatment of biomedical nanotechnology that enables us to understand its implications and decide the best way to move forward.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Converging Technologies: Nanotechnology and Biomedicine. Trends in Biomedical Nanotechnology Programs Worldwide. Nanotechnology and Trends in Drug Delivery Systems with Self-Assembled Carriers. Implants and Prostheses. Diagnostics and High Throughput Screening. Nano-Enabled Components and Systems for Biodefense. Social and Economic Contexts: Making Choices in the Development of Biomedical Nanotechnology. Potential Risks and Remedies. Index.


Contributor del Campo, Aranzazu, Max-Planck Institut fur Metallforschung, Stuttgart, Germany Contributor Shipbaugh, Calvin, Homeland Security Institute, Arlington, Virginia, USA Contributor Schuler, Emmanuelle, Contributor Roco, Mihail C., National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, USA Contributor Yamamoto, Kenji, Kobe Steele Ltd., Japan Contributor Jansen, John A., University Medical Center St. Radboud, Nijmegen, The Netherl Contributor Morrison, Mark, Institute of Nanotechnology, Glasgow, Scotland Contributor van den Beucken, Jeroen JJP, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands Contributor Adewuyi, Yusuf G., North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, USA Contributor Grassian, Vicki H., University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA Contributor Gray, Kimberly A., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA Contributor Jenks, William S., Iowa State University, Ames, USA Contributor Ozkan, Umit S., Ohio State Univesity, Columbus, USA Contributor Parkin, Gene F., University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA Contributor Roberts, Jeffrey, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Contributor Schneider, William, Ford Motor Co, Dearborn, Michigan, USA Contributor Xiao, Jianling, University of Liverpool, UK Editor 1 Malsch, Neelina H., Malsch TechnoValuation, Utrecht, The Netherlands
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  • - Explores this rapidly growing field from all angles, considering the technology, applications, and socio-economic context
  • - Reflects the state-of-the-art in biomedical nanotechnological research
  • - Examines applications for drug development, screening, and delivery, prostheses and implants, diagnostics, high-throughput screening, and biodefense
  • - Considers the health risks of nanotechnology and potential remedies for each
  • - Discusses research involving gene therapy, cancer treatments, hip replacement coatings, cantilever biochemical sensors, lab-on-a-chip techniques, and more


  • "With the recent rise in interest on potential nanotechnology applications to biomedical research, books dedicated to this novel field are not only expected but welcome. Biomedical Nanotechnology (edited by Neelina H. Malsch) is one of these books which, hopefully, will continue to encourage the growth of this promising discipline. … this is a very well written book, accessible to those with and without expertise in the area of nanotechnology, that will certainly prove to be a valuable tool for those interested in the development of this new, interdisciplinary and exciting field."
  • -BioMedical Engineering OnLine