Nanomaterials for Photodynamic Therapy

Nanomaterials for Photodynamic Therapy

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editor: Prashant Kesharwani
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855952

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Nanomaterials for Photodynamic Therapy takes a unique approach to this area, with a key focus on the use of nanomaterials and nanocarriers for photodynamic therapy (PDT). The book introduces the history and mechanism of action behind PDT, covering the variety of sensitizers currently available. Subsequent chapters review existing and emerging nanomaterials for PDT, including hydrogel nanocomposites, fullerenes, quantum dots, polymeric micelles, and more. Challenges and translational aspects of PDT are also discussed, touching on the issues and hindrances of drug resistant cancers.The book bridges the gap between the physics and clinical aspects of PDT, offering a unique nanomaterials-focused perspective. This book will prove useful for materials scientists, biomedical engineers, electrical and optical engineers, and pharmaceutical scientists interested in cancer treatment.

Key Features

  • Reviews a broad range of nanomaterials for PDT, such as graphene oxide, dendrimers, solid lipid nanoparticles, and more
  • Provides a helpful introduction to the history and mechanism of action behind PDT
  • Discusses challenges in clinical translational, particularly in drug-resistant cancers


Academics and researchers in materials science, engineering and biomedical engineering. Pharmaceutical scientists

Table of Contents

  • 1. History of photodynamic therapy
    2. Mechanisms of photodynamic therapy
    3. Sensitizers in photodynamic therapy
    4. Hydrogel nanocomposite in photodynamic therapy
    5. Nanoemulsion in photodynamic therapy
    6. Polymeric micelles in photodynamic therapy
    7. Liposomes in photodynamic therapy
    8. Inorganic nanoparticles in photodynamic therapy
    9. Organic nanoparticles in photodynamic therapy
    10. Solid lipid nanoparticles in photodynamic therapy
    11. Actively targeted nanoparticles in photodynamic therapy
    12. Dendrimers in photodynamic therapy
    13. Carbon nanotubes in photodynamic therapy
    14. Fullerenes in photodynamic therapy
    15. Quantum Dots in photodynamic therapy
    16. Graphene oxide nanocomposite in photodynamic therapy
    17. Photodynamic therapy in cosmetics
    18. Challenges, conclusion and future perspective of photodynamic therapy

Product details

  • No. of pages: 486
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323855952

About the Editor

Prashant Kesharwani

Dr Kesharwani has more than 200 international publications in well reputed journals and 13 published books (Elsevier). He is a recipient of several internationally acclaimed awards viz ‘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’. He has received an ICMR Senior Research Fellowship (PhD) and AICTE Junior Research Fellowship (M. Pharm). He has presented many invited talks and oral presentations at prestigious scientific peer-conferences, received international acclaims and awards for research contribution, supervised students/junior researchers and actively participated in outreach and scientific dissemination for the service of wider community. An overarching goal of his current research is the development of nano-engineered drug delivery systems for various diseases, including cancer.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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