Design and Applications of Theranostic Nanomedicines

Design and Applications of Theranostic Nanomedicines

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  • Editors: Somasree Ray, Amit Nayak
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899536

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Design and Applications of Theranostic Nanomedicines reviews the composition and design of various nanomedicines for theranostic applications, helping readers to make informed decisions when exploring novel treatments for disease. This book introduces readers to theranostic nanostructures as nanomedicines, beginning with a balanced look at the associated challenges, costs and benefits. The next section goes on to detail a range of different theranostic nanomedicines and their design, from nanodispersions and nanogels to exosomes and polymeric micelles. A variety of applications is covered, including in the treatment of pulmonary diseases, neurological disorders, cancers and more. The book also takes a look at the toxicological implications of nanotheranostics, an important aspect of any therapy or treatment. Design and Applications of Theranostic Nanomedicines provides a snapshot of the state-of-the-art, and will be of use to materials scientists, biomedical engineers and pharmaceutical scientists with an interest in nanotechnology and theranostics.

Key Features

  • Explores the challenges, costs, benefits and toxicological implications of nanotheranostics
  • Reviews a range of nanomedicines and their design, including liposomes, nanohydrogels, nanocochleate and more
  • Details a variety of applications, such as in drug delivery, neurological disorders, cardiovascular diseases and so on


Academics and researchers in materials science, engineering and biomedical engineering. Pharmaceutical scientists

Table of Contents

  • Section I: Introduction to Theranostic Nanomedicines
    1. Theranostic nanostructures as nanomedicines: Challenges, costs and benefits

    Section II: Design
    2. Nanodispersions: Design and theranostic applications
    3. Theranostic nanogels: Design and applications
    4. Exosomes: A novel tool for diagnosis and therapy
    5. Engineered liposomes as drug delivery and imaging agents
    6. Polymeric micelles for theranostic uses
    7. Dendrimers: An effective drug delivery and therapeutic approach
    8. Nanocochelate: An advanced theranostic tool

    Section III: Applications
    9. Theranostic applications of nanoemulsions in pulmonary diseases
    10. Polymeric nanoparticles as tumor-targeting theranostic platform
    11. Site-specific theranostic uses of simuli responsive nanohydrogels
    12. Ligand appended theranostic nanocarriers for targeted blood brain barrier
    13. Nanotheranostics in CNS malignancy
    14. Nanotheranostic approaches in the treatment of neurological disorders
    15. Applications of nanotheranostic medicines to treat cancers

    Section IV: Toxicology and Future
    16. Nanotheranostics: The toxicological implication
    17. The Future of Nanotheranostics

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323899536

About the Editors

Somasree Ray

Dr Somasree Ray is Professor at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Asansol, West Bengal, India. She completed her B.Pharm ,M.Pharm and PhD Degree from Jadavpur University. Her research interests are centered on design and physicochemical characterization of advanced drug delivery systems based on natural polymers. She has received ‘Teacher of the year 2018’ award from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal, India. She has over 10 years of research experience, and has mentored 40 master’s theses based on the development and characterization of sustained release drug delivery systems, nanostructured drug delivery systems and the development of hydrogel films for wound healing applications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Asansol, West Bengal, India

Amit Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

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