Nanomaterials for Medical Applications

Nanomaterials for Medical Applications

2nd Edition - December 1, 2022

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  • Author: Zoraida Aguilar
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210154

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Nanomaterials for Medical Applications, Second Edition is a comprehensive presentation of the various aspects of nanomaterials for medical applications in diagnostics, therapeutics, disease prevention and regenerative medicine. Relevant types of nanoparticles such as the metals/non-metals and their oxides (if any), biodegradable biocompatible nanoparticles, hydrogel nanoparticles, dendrimers, etc. in the form of nanospheres, nanostars, nanoshells and nanotubes are featured. The book includes applications in cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, diseases of the central nervous system, orthopedics and more. Therefore, it is useful for undergraduates, graduate students, postgraduate, professors, and professionals (such as oncologists, radiologists, lawyers, businessmen, technicians, etc.).An additional new section of this book focuses on the application of nanotechnology for medical use of cannabidiols (CBDs) which has been approved for medical use in the 50 states.

Key Features

  • Includes step-by-step synthesis/preparation/characterization of nanoparticles
  • Describes the different nanomaterials that are relevant in medicine, such as metals/non-metals and their oxide, biodegradable biocompatible nanoparticles and hydrogel nanoparticles
  • Explains the medical significance and specific advantages of nanospheres, nanostars, nanoshells and nanotubes
  • Focuses on commercially available nanoenabled medical products and recent information on nanomaterial toxicity to provide private, policy and public awareness on nanomedicine

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: General overview of nanomaterials and their medical applications
    2. Various types of nanomaterials used in medicine
    3. Biocompatibility
    4. Nanobiosensors for clinical diagnostics
    5. Targeted drug delivery
    6. Nanomedical devices
    7. Nanopharmacology
    8. Nanoparticles for photo-activated diagnostics and therapeutics
    9. Nanomaterials for various diseases
    10. Nanomaterials for Medical applications of Cannabidiol (CBD)
    11. Nanotoxicology and remediation
    12. Conclusions

Product details

  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2022
  • Published: December 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128210154

About the Author

Zoraida Aguilar

Zoraida Aguilar is Director of Research and Development at Ocean Nanotech, LLC in Springdale, Arkansas, USA.

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Director of Research and Development, Ocean Nanotech, LLC, Springdale, Arkansas, USA

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