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Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128230336

Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications

1st Edition

Series Editor: Ghenadii Korotcenkov
Editor: Kunal Mondal
Paperback ISBN: 9780128230336
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 800
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Table of Contents

Section 1: Biomedical applications of metal oxides
1. Bioactivity, biocompatibility and toxicity of metal oxides
2. Antibacterial, antimicrobial activity of metal oxides
3. Dental application of metal oxide ceramics
4. Drug delivery using metal oxide nanoparticles
5. Cancer therapy, Immunotherapy, photothermal therapy
6. Metal oxides for cosmetics, sunscreens
7. Tissue engineering
8. Role of light-active metal oxide based nanohybrids in biofilm annihilation devices

Section 2: Metal oxide-based biosensors
9. Introduction to biosensing
10. Exploring the potential of metal oxide nanoparticles for biomedical devices
11. Biofunctionalization of metal oxides
12. Metal oxides based microfluidic biosensing
13. Rational design strategies for metal oxides as an active electrode material for electrochemical biosensors
14. Metal/metal oxides for electrochemical DNA biosensing
15. Metal oxides for affinity biosensors
16. Metal oxides and their composites for biomonitoring application
17. Health control (Imaging, diagnostic, breath analysis, etc.)
18. Application of metal oxides-based biosensors
19. Metal oxides for optical biosensing
20. Metal oxides for detection of cardiac biomarkers

Section 3: Specific metal oxides and their biomedical applications
21. Al2O3 in biomedical applications
22. Biomedical application of ZnO metal oxides
23. Biomedical applications of NiO nanostructures
24. TiO2 nanostructures for biomedical applications
25. ZrO2 in biomedical applications
26. Iron oxides and its prospects for biomedical applications
27. Palladium decorated InGaZnO for Flexible Sweat sensors
28. Layered metal oxides for biomedical devices
29. Metal oxide/graphene nanocomposites and their biomedical applications
30. Liquid metal-based soft actuators and sensors for biomedical applications


Metal Oxides for Biomedical and Biosensor Applications gives an in-depth overview of the emerging research in the biomedical and biosensing applications of metal oxides, including optimization of their surface and bulk properties. Sections cover biomedical applications of metal oxides for use in cell cultures, antibacterial and antimicrobial treatments, dental applications, drug delivery, cancer therapy, immunotherapy, photothermal therapy, tissue engineering, and metal oxide-based biosensor development. As advanced and biofunctionalized nano/micro structured metal oxides are finding applications in microfluidics, optical sensors, electrochemical sensors, DNA-based biosensing, imaging, diagnosis and analysis, this book provides a comprehensive update on the topic.

Additional sections cover research challenges, technology limitations, and future trends in metal oxides and their composites regarding their usage in biomedical applications.

Key Features

  • Includes an overview of the important applications of metal oxides for biomedical and biosensing technologies
  • Addresses the relationship between material properties, such as structure, morphology, composition and performance
  • Reviews the design and fabrication strategies of metal oxides for use in medical and biosensing applications


Materials Science and Engineering. Physicists


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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

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

About the Editor

Kunal Mondal

Dr. Kunal Mondal is a Research Associate at the Idaho National Laboratory in the Materials Science and Engineering Department. His research interests include the micro/nano fabrication of functional materials, soft and stretchable electronics, microfluidics, carbon MEMS/NEMS for soft electronic skin and flexible transistors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Materials Science and Engineering Department, Idaho National Laboratory, USA