Emerging Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Drug and Gene Delivery

Emerging Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Drug and Gene Delivery

1st Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Prashant Kesharwani
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851992

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Emerging Applications of Carbon Nanotubes in Drug and Gene Delivery brings together principles behind the formation, characterization and development of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with recent advances in drug and gene delivery applications. The book begins with an introduction to the unique properties of CNTs, as well as the various synthesis, purification and functionalization methods available. Later chapters cover drug and gene delivery using CNTs for therapeutic applications, comparing advantages and disadvantages of each. The book then goes on to discuss toxicity and safety challenges in using CNTs in biomedicine, with a forward-look at regulatory requirements and clinical translations. This book offers a detailed reference for materials scientists, biomedical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists and geneticists interested in CNTs and nanomedicine.

Key Features

  • Provides focused coverage of nanotubes for use in drug and gene delivery applications, offering much-needed detail amongst broader nanomedicine texts
  • Details the properties, characterization, synthesis, functionalization and applications of CNTs in drug and gene delivery
  • Discusses toxicity, safety and regulatory aspects of CNTs, with a look towards the clinical translation of CNTs


Academics and researchers in materials science and biomedical engineering

Table of Contents

  • 1. Background of carbon nanotubes for drug delivery
    2. Properties, classification, synthesis, purification and characterization of carbon nanotubes
    3. Mechanism of carbon nanotubes cell uptake
    4. Functionalization of carbon nanotubes
    5. Strategies for improving the solubility/dispersion of carbon nanotubes
    6. Carbon nanotubes as solubility enhancement
    7. Drug delivery aspects of carbon nanotubes
    8. Gene delivery aspects of carbon nanotubes
    9. Carbon nanotubes in targeted drug delivery
    10. Carbon nanotubes as anticancer therapeutics
    11. Carbon nanotubes platinum (anti-cancer) drug conjugate for biomedical application
    12. Biomimetic carbon nanotubes for neurological disease therapeutics
    13. Theranostic applications of functionalized carbon nanotubes
    14. Biomedical Imaging for Diagnostic application of functionalized Carbon nanotubes
    15. Toxicity and safety aspects of carbon nanotubes
    16. Future of carbon nanotubes in drug delivery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 500
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323851992

About the Editor

Prashant Kesharwani

Dr. Prashant Kesharwani is Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics at the School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. He has published more than 150 articles in well reputed international journals and edited 10 international books. Dr. Kesharwani has received several awards, including the ‘Ramanujan Fellowship, DST, India-2017’, ‘Excellence Research Award 2014’, ‘Young Innovator Award (Gold medal) 2012’, ‘International Travel Award/Grant from DST (New Delhi) and INSA (CCSTDS, Chennai) 2012’, as well as receiving an ICMR Senior Research Fellowship (PhD) and AICTE Junior Research Fellowship (M. Pharm.). He has presented invited talks and presentations at prestigious conferences, supervised students/junior researchers, and actively participated in outreach and scientific dissemination for the service of the wider community. Dr. Kesharwani’s current research is focused on the development of nano-engineered drug delivery systems for various diseases.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi, India

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