Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanomaterials-based Drug Delivery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169131

Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanomaterials-based Drug Delivery

1st Edition

Editors: Alina-Maria Holban Alexandru Grumezescu
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169131
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st March 2019
Page Count: 532
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Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Nanomaterials-Based Drug Delivery highlights the progress made in the field of nanostructures bioactive materials and their impact on efficient drug delivery towards personalized medicine. Drug delivery is a well investigated and challenging bio-medical field, with promising perspectives in medicine and engineering. This book brings together the latest research findings regarding nanostructured materials and their potential in designing highly efficient and personalized drug delivery systems.

Key Features

  • Provides a valuable resource of recent scientific progress, highlighting the most well-known applications of nanostructures in drug delivery systems
  • Includes novel opportunities and ideas for developing or improving technologies in composites by companies, biomedical industries, and in related sectors
  • Features at least 50% of references from the last 2-3 years


Academic and industrial researchers and postgraduate students working in bionanotechnology, drug delivery and drug development, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, especially in those institutions with limited access to online journal subscriptions

Table of Contents

  1. Superiorities of the nanoscale materials in drug delivery
    2. 3D Bioprinting in drug delivery
    3. Drug Coated Nanoparticles: The Magic Bullets for Tuberculosis and Other Infectious Diseases
    4. Biomedical applications of PLGA particles
    5. A review of nanocellulose in drug delivery system
    6. Cellulosic medicine hydrogel films having biocompatibility for triggered drug release by ultrasound
    7. PHAs as matrixes for drug delivery
    8. Chitosan Based Nanoparticles: Promising Biomedical Applications in Specific Delivery and Targeting
    9. Chitosan and lipids composites as versatile biomedical materials
    10. Сarbon nanotubes and Graphenes as composites for biologically active substances delivery
    11. Nanocomposite Hydrogel Drug Delivery Systems for Treatment of Cancers
    12. Porous 3D polymer composites for tailored delivery of bioactives and drugs
    13. Magnetic Nanoparticles: Applications in biomedical processes as synergic drug delivery systems
    14. Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for multifunctional drug delivery and targeting
    15. Phantom gels towards medicine improvement: uses for magnetic device tests and enhancements on magnetic-dependent clinical techniques
    16. Solid Lipid Nanopartricles and Nanostructured Lipid Carriers as Sophisticated Drug Carrier Systems


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About the Editor

Alina-Maria Holban

Alina-Maria Holban is a lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest; and associate researcher at the University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania. Her primary area of research is the development of bionanomaterials with antimicrobial applications. Dr. Holban has published 75 papers in peer-reviewed journals, 42 conference/symposia proceedings, and has edited more than 21 edited books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Botany and Microbiology Department, Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest, Romania

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Grumezescu

Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu is a lecturer in the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania. He is an experienced researcher and published editor in the field of nano and biostructures. He is the editor-in-chief of two international open access journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience. Dr. Grumezescu has published more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, authored nine books, and has served as an editor for more than 50 scholarly 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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