Antimicrobial Nanoarchitectonics

Antimicrobial Nanoarchitectonics

From Synthesis to Applications

1st Edition - June 22, 2017

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  • Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323527330
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323527347

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Antimicrobial Nanoarchitectonics: From Synthesis to Applications brings together recent research in antimicrobial nanoparticles, specifically in the sustained and controlled delivery of antimicrobials. Particular attention is given to i) reducing the side effects of antibiotics, ii) increasing the pharmacological effect, and iii) improving aqueous solubility and chemical stability of different antimicrobials. In addition, antimicrobial nanoparticles in drug delivery are discussed extensively. The book also evaluates the pros and cons of using nanostructured biomaterials in the prevention and eradication of infections. It is an important reference resource for materials scientists and bioengineers who want to learn how nanomaterials are used in antimicrobial therapy.

Key Features

  • Provides readers with the information necessary to select the appropriate bionanomaterial to solve particular infection problems
  • Includes case studies, showing how particular bionanomaterials have been used to cure infections
  • Explains the central role that nanotechnology plays in modern antimicrobial therapy
  • Evaluates the pros and cons of using nanostructured biomaterials in the prevention and eradication of infections


Biomaterials scientists, materials scientists, biomedical engineers, medicinal chemists and postgraduate students specializing in the areas of nanomedicine, bionanomaterials and nanotechnology applications in healthcare

Table of Contents

  • 1. New Trends in Nanoparticles Intended to Antimicrobial Agents
    2. Nanostructures as Antimicrobial Therapeutics
    3. Nano-Formulation and Application of Phytochemicals as Antimicrobial Agents
    4. Antimicrobial Activities of Metallic Nanoparticles from Plant Extracts
    5. Nanogels: A New Dawn in Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
    6. Silver Nanoparticles: A Novel Antimicrobial Agent
    7. Recent Advances of Nanostructures in Antimicrobial Therapy
    8. Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: An Important Class of Nanomaterials with Antimicrobial Activity
    9. Antimicrobial Properties and Therapeutic applications of Silver Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites
    10. Drug Resistance in Tuberculosis- Nanomedicines at Rescue
    11. Nanomaterials as Enhanced Antimicrobial Agent/Activity-Enhancer for Trans-Dermal Applications: A Review
    12. Role of Nanosize Dendrimers as Carrier of Antimicrobial Agents in Drug Delivery
    13. Silver Nanostructures in Medicine: Synthesis and Biological Activity
    14. Nanoparticles in Antiviral Therapy
    15. Applications of Metallic Nanoparticles in Infectious Diseases
    16. Nanostructures for Antimicrobial Therapy – The Modern Trends in the Treatment of Bacterial Infections
    17. Nanomedicine: Emerging Trends In Treatment Of Malaria
    18. Toxicity Of Nanoparticles: Etiology And Mechanisms

Product details

  • No. of pages: 574
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: June 22, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323527330
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323527347

About the Editor

Alexandru Grumezescu

Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

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