Saturday, June 16, 2007

New Books on Biomedical Nanotechnology

Here is the list of new books on Biomedical Nanotechnology. Biomedical Nanotechnology has an enormous future potential to prevent human aging and to increase dramatically the healthy human lifespan.

The books are listed in reversed chronological order (the most recent books are listed first). To get more information about these books, just click on the titles below:

Nanotechnology in Therapeutics
by Peppas (Hardcover - Jun 4, 2007)

BioNanotechnology (Synthesis Lectures on Biomedical Engineering)
by Elisabeth S. Papazoglou (Paperback - April 26, 2007)

Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences
by Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Hardcover - April 9, 2007)

Book Description:
This complete series of 10 volumes provides an excellent, in-depth overview of all nanoscale technologies and fabrication methods in materials engineering towards the life sciences. Each volume is dedicated to a specific topic that is covered in detail by experts from that particular field, reviewing existing technologies as well as current developments and the directions they are taking. The result is a cross-disciplinary, major reference work, bringing together the pertinent knowledge that was hitherto widely spread among many different sources.
About the Author:
Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in Mülheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.

Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems (Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences)
by Deepak Thassu, Michel Deleers, and Yashwant Pathak (Hardcover - Mar 30, 2007)

Book Description:
Since the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. This expertly written guide addresses the scientific methodologies, formulation, processing, applications, recent trends, and emerging technologies in the research of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems (NPDDS). It extensively covers applications of NPDDS, including lipid nanoparticles for dermal applications, nanocarriers for the treatment of restenosis, ocular, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal applications, and use as an adjuvant for vaccine development.

Plenty of Room for Biology at the Bottom: An Introduction to Bionanotechnology
by Ehud Gazit (Paperback - Mar 30, 2007)

Update of NanoBio Books -- 19 June 2007
Chris Phoenix kindly provided this update prepared by Rob Freitas:

Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology by Vinod Labhasetwar and Diandra L. Leslie-Pelecky -- Jul 27, 2007
The field of nanotechnology is undergoing rapid developments on many fronts. This reference provides a comprehensive review of various nanotechnologies with a view to their biomedical applications. With chapters contributed by distinguished scientists from diverse disciplines, Biomedical Applications of Nanotechnology:
· Reviews recent advances in the designing of various nanotechnologies based on nucleic acids, polymers, biomaterials, and metals
· Discusses biomedical nanotechnology in areas such as drug and gene delivery
· Covers advanced aspects of imaging and diagnostics
· Includes a chapter on the issue of nanotoxicology
Complete with figures and tables, this is a practical, hands-on reference book for researchers in pharmaceutical and biotech industries, biomedical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacologists, and materials scientists as well as for the policymakers who need to understand the potential of nanotechnology. It is also an excellent resource book for graduate-level students in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, and other fields in which nanotechnology is playing an increasingly important role.

New Frontiers in Ultrasensitive Bioanalysis: Advanced Analytical Chemistry Applications in Nanobiotechnology, Single Molecule Detection, and Single Cell ... Analytical Chemistry and Its Applications) by Xiao-Hong Nancy, PhD Xu (Hardcover - April 13, 2007)
New platforms of ultrasensitive analysis of biomolecules and single living cells using multiplexing, single nanoparticle sensing, nano-fluidics, and single-molecule detection are advancing every scientific discipline at an unprecedented pace. With chapters written by a diverse group of scientists working in the forefront of ultrasensitive bioanalysis, this book provides an overview of the current status and an in-depth understanding of the objectives and future research directions of ultrasensitive bioanalysis. Spanning a wide spectrum of new research approaches, this book:
Introduces new theories, ideas, methodologies, technologies, and applications of ultrasensitive bioanalysis in a wide variety of research fields
Includes background, fundamentals, and descriptions of instrumentation and techniques behind every experimental design and approach to help readers explore the promising applications of new tools
Covers single molecule detection (SMD), single living cell analysis, multi-functional nanoparticle probes, miniaturization, multiplexing, quantitative and qualitative analysis of metal ions and small molecules, and more
Discusses techniques such as single molecule microscope and spectroscopy, single nanoparticle optics, single nanoparticle sensors, micro- and nano-fluidics, microarray detection, ultramicroelectrodes, electrochemiluminescence, mass spectrometry, and more
This book will be a useful resource and an inspiration for scientists and graduate and undergraduate students in a wide variety of research fields, including chemistry, biology, biomedical science and engineering, and materials science and engineering.

Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis (Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences) by Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Hardcover - Mar 30, 2007)
This first in-depth overview to cover all important types of nanostructures being explored for cancer detection brings together the diagnostic side of oncology and nanotechnology. It presents imaging techniques as well as magnetic, metallic and non-metallic particle-based detection systems, showing combination strategies for both diagnosis and treatment.
The result is a single source, collecting the valuable information published in specialized journals and thus often difficult to locate for members of the other disciplines involved.

Nanobiotechnology II: More Concepts and Applications by Chad A. Mirkin and Christof M. Niemeyer (Hardcover - Mar 26, 2007)
This second volume on a burgeoning field retains the proven concept of the spectacularly successful first one, extending and supplementing it. Individual sections are each dedicated to nanoparticles, nanostructures and patterns, nanodevices and machines, and nanoanalytics. Essential reading for an entire generation of scientists, this authoritative survey defines one of the most important new scientific fields to have emerged for many decades.

Nanomaterials for Biosensors (Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences) by Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Hardcover - Mar 26, 2007)
This volume combines the chemistry and materials science of nanomaterials and biomolecules with their detection strategies, sensor physics and device engineering. In so doing, it covers the important types of nanomaterials for sensory applications, namely carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, fluorescent and biological molecules, nanorods, nanowires and nanoparticles, dendrimers, and nanostructured silicon. It also illustrates a wide range of sensing principles, including fluorescence, nanocantilever oscillators, electrochemical detection, antibody-antigen interactions, and magnetic detection.

Nanomaterials for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy (Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences) by Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Hardcover - Mar 26, 2007)
Following an overview of nanotechnologies for diagnostic purposes, this book goes on to look at nanoparticle-based magnetic resonance, molecular and other imaging applications, as well as the potential roles of carbon nanotubes and bionanoparticles in biomedical applications. The book's main focus is on drug delivery systems based on nonporous and nanosize materials, solid lipid and polymeric nanoparticles, intelligent hydrogels, core-shell nanoparticles, and nanocapsules, rounded off by a discussion of their biomedical applications. The final part of this volume covers such biomedical strategies as gene therapy, synthetic gene-transfer vectors and targeted delivery.

Biomedical Nanotechnology by Balaji Panchapakesan (Hardcover - Mar 1, 2007)
This practical reference provides you with the manufacturing and fabrication techniques needed to design and build the nanoscale medical devices used in drug delivery systems, burn dressings, implantable teeth, bone prostheses, and much more. Each chapter begins with a quick refresher on the principles of engineering, biology, and physics then demonstrates how these principles can be applied to molecular manufacturing, molecular transport and nano-fabrication.
Biomedical problem-solving techniques
Manufacturing and fabrication techniques
Covers engineering, biological and physics principles and how they apply to product design

Nanotechnology for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis (Fundamental Biomedical Technologies) by Sudhir Srivastava and Richard Cote (Hardcover - Feb 2007)
Nanotechnology for Cancer Detection and Diagnosis is organized into sections which include high-level overviews of systems biology and systems technology, descriptions of the platforms which can be applied to the problems, technologies that are essential enablers of nanotechnology, how nanotechnology is and can be used in the near and mid term to approach problems in cancer, and the view of experts as to how to best disseminate this technology, and provide the nidus for further cross fertilization. The section on nanotechnology enablers is extremely important, as it provides the overview of areas that, while not nanotechnology themselves are crucial to the success of the application of nanotechnology to cancer problems. This volume also includes an innovative section on technology dissemination and education, as we believe that these will be critical issues for the use of nanotechnology and its further development through cross-fertilization of disciplines.

Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine: Methods, Devices, and Applications by Tuan Vo-Dinh (Hardcover - Jan 24, 2007)
Nanotechnology has revolutionized research in such fields as molecular biology and genomics by opening the possibility of detecting and manipulating atoms and molecules in individual cells. Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine serves as an authoritative reference for those involved in the research, teaching, learning, and practice of nanotechnology. It presents chapters grouped into four sections: Bionanomaterials and Nanostructures; Nanodevices, Toolkits, and Instrumentation; Nanobiology Applications; and Nanomedicine applications. With published data and references, each chapter provides an overview and describes the relevant methods, protocols, instrumentation, and applications.

Tissue, Cell and Organ Engineering (Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences) by Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Hardcover - Jan 2, 2007)
This volume collects the knowledge on how to bring nanomaterials and strategies together for assembling functional and structural artificial tissues. Treating tissue engineering in a materials science context­from nanomaterials to functional tissues­the text covers strategies, technologies and biological effects, drawing on a wide range of material types, including organic and inorganic materials, fibrous polymer scaffolds, nanocrystals, magnetic nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires.

Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy by Mansoor M. Amiji (Hardcover - Dec 19, 2006)
Encouraging communication between clinical investigators and nanoscientists, Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy focuses specifically on effective and promising nanoscience and nanotechnology strategies for imaging and treating cancer. Among the various approaches considered, nanotechnology offers the best promise for the targeted delivery of drugs and genes to a tumor site and for alleviating side effects of chemotherapeutic agents. Renowned industrial and academic researchers describe the advantages of nanoparticles as sensing, delivery, image enhancement agents for cancer treatments, and various types of useful nanoparticles such as polymeric nanoparticles and dendrimers.

Nanotoxicology: Interactions of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems by Edited by Yuliang Zhao and Hari Singh Nalwa and Yuliang Zhao; Hari Singh Nalwa (Hardcover - Oct 15, 2006)
With the rapid development of nanotechnology and its applications, a wide variety of nano-structured materials are now used in commodities, pharmaceutics, cosmetics, biomedical products, and industries. While nanoscale materials possess more novel and unique physicochemical properties than bulk materials, they also have an unpredictable impact on human health. The entrance into and interaction of nanomaterials in the human body have generated intense scientific curiosity, attracting much attention as well as increasing concern from the public, nanomaterial-based industries, academia, and governments worldwide. Nanotoxicology is the first textbook in this multidisciplinary area to address all those points and, thus, fill the knowledge gap concerning risks from nanotechnology, the impact of nanomaterials on the human body, their interactions with biological systems, and their risk assessments. The book comprises 16 review chapters covering the main aspects of dealing with the risk of exposure to nanomaterials. In addition, the text summarizes the toxicological effects and biological properties (in vitro or in vivo) for a very wide variety of man-made nano-structured materials including: metallic nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles, dendrimers, quantum dots, nanoclusters, nanocrystals, nanowires, fullerenes, fullerene-based derivatives, single- and multi-wall carbon nanotubes, functionalized carbon nanotubes, polymer nanoparticles, carbon black, nano-coatings, nanomedicines, and others. In addition to covering the toxicological aspects of recognition, identification, and quantification of hazards resulting from human exposure to various types of nanomaterials during manufacturing and applications, this book also outlines possible medical and therapeutic benefits of nanomaterials for clinical diagnosis, drug delivery, disease treatment, and physiological and immunological mechanisms.

Key words:
New Books, Nanotechnology, Therapeutics, BioNanotechnology, Biomedical Engineering, Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems, Biomedical Nanotechnology

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