Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications

Synthesis, Functionalization and Application

1st Edition - October 10, 2017

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  • Editors: Sophie Laurent, Morteza Mahmoudi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012758
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019252

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Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications: Synthesis, Functionalization and Application begins with several chapters covering the synthesis, stabilization, physico-chemical characterization and functionalization of iron oxide nanoparticles. The second part of the book outlines the various biomedical imaging applications that currently take advantage of the magnetic properties of iron oxide nanoparticles. Brief attention is given to potential iron oxide based therapies, while the final chapter covers nanocytotoxicity, which is a key concern wherever exposure to nanomaterials might occur. This comprehensive book is an essential reference for all those academics and professionals who require thorough knowledge of recent and future developments in the role of iron oxide nanoparticles in biomedicine.

Key Features

  • Unlocks the potential of iron oxide nanoparticles to transform diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Contains full coverage of new developments and recent research, making this essential reading for researchers and engineers alike
  • Explains the synthesis, processing and characterization of iron oxide nanoparticles with a view to their use in biomedicine


Academics (professors/researchers and graduate students) as well as professionals (engineers) in the fields of materials science, magnetic materials, and medical imaging technology

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Iron oxide nanoparticles
    1. Introduction: Metal oxides in biomedical applications
    2. Synthesis of metal oxide nanoparticles aimed for biomedical applications (different methods with advantages and disadvantages)
    3. Stabilization of the nano-systems (different methods will be explained and discussed)
    4. Methods of physico-chemical characterizations (+ examples for each method)
    5. Methods of metal nanopacticles functionalizing for biomedical applications

    Part II: Biomedical applications
    6. MR molecular imaging (from chemistry to cell labeling, inflammation, apoptosis, etc. (e.g., importance of the relaxometric efficiency)
    7. Multimodal imaging (MRI/PET, MRI/optical imaging, etc.)
    8. Hyperthermia (importance of the magnetic core size, of the coating, etc.)
    9. Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) (importance of the homogeneity in size, etc.)
    10. Cellular labeling (importance of the coating, of the charge surface, etc)
    11. Therapies and treatments (drug delivery, cancer therapy)
    12. Protein corona: The challenge at the nanobiointerfaces
    13. Nanocytotoxicity

Product details

  • No. of pages: 334
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: October 10, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081012758
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081019252

About the Editors

Sophie Laurent

Her research involves optical imaging materials and techniques, nanoparticle synthesis, and superparamagnetism.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, General, Organic and Biomedical Chemistry Laboratory

Morteza Mahmoudi

He is engaged in research into bionanomaterials synthesis and characterization, biomagnetic properties and cell-nanoparticle interactions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Tehran University of Medical Science

About the Series Editor

Ghenadii Korotcenkov

Ghenadii Korotcenkov received his Ph.D. in Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Materials and Devices in 1976, and his Doctor Habilitate Degree in Physics and Mathematics of Semiconductors and Dielectrics in 1990. Long time he was a leader of scientific Gas Sensor Group and manager of various national and international scientific and engineering projects carried out in Laboratory of Micro- and Optoelectronics, Technical University of Moldova, supported from International Foundations and Programs such as CRDF, MRDA, IREX, ICTP, INTAS, INCO-COPERNICUS, COST, NATO. From 2007 to 2008, he was an invited scientist in Korean Institute of Energy Research, Daejeon, South Korea. Then, until the end of 2017 Dr. G. Korotcenkov was a research professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, South Korea. Currently Dr. G. Korotcenkov is the research professor at the Department of Physics and Engineering at the Moldova State University, Chisinau, the Rep. of Moldova. Specialists from Former Soviet Union know G. Korotcenkov’s research results in the field of study of Schottky barriers, MOS structures, native oxides, and photoreceivers on the base of III-Vs compounds very well. His current research interests include material sciences focused on metal oxides, surface science, and the design of thin film gas sensors and thermoelectric convertors. Dr. G. Korotcenkov is either the author or editor of 39 books, published by Momentum Press, CRC Press, Springer (USA) and Harbin Institute of Technology Press (China). He is the author and coauthor of more than 600 scientific publications, including 30 review papers, 38 book chapters, and more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed scientific journals (h-factor = 42 [Scopus] and h-factor = 51 [Google Scholar citation]). Besides, Dr. G. Korotcenkov is a holder of 17 patents. He has presented more than 250 reports at national and international conferences, including 17 invited talks. Dr. G. Korotcenkov was co-organizer of more than 10 international scientific conferences. Research activities of Dr. G. Korotcenkov are honored by the Prize of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova (2019), an Award of the Supreme Council of Science and Advanced Technology of the Republic of Moldova (2004); Prize of the Presidents of the Ukrainian, Belarus, and Moldovan Academies of Sciences (2003); and National Youth Prize of the Republic of Moldova in the field of science and technology (1980), among others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Department of Physics and Engineering, Moldova State University, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

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