Technologies and Applications

2nd Edition - July 1, 2022

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  • Editor: Thomas Webster
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186275

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Nanomedicine: Technologies and Applications, Second Edition provides an important review of this exciting technology and its growing range of applications. In this new edition, all chapters are thoroughly updated and revised, with new content on antibacterial technologies and green nanomedicine. Sections introduce the material, cover their properties, review nanomedicine for therapeutics, imaging and soft tissue engineering, including organ regeneration, skin grafts, nanotubes and self-assembled nanomaterials. Other sections cover bone and cartilage tissue engineering, nanostructured particles for antibacterial purposes, advances in green nanomedicine, and using natural nanomedicine to fight disease. This book is an indispensable guide for all those involved in the research, development and application of this exciting technology, whilst also providing a comprehensive introduction for students and academics interested in this field.

Key Features

  • Provides an important review of nanomedicine technology and its growing range of applications
  • Discusses key nanomedicine materials and their properties, including nanocrystalline metals, alloys and nanoporous gold and hydroxyapatite coatings
  • Features updated content in all parts, as well as a number of new chapters on antibacterial nanomedicine and green nanomedicine


Undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in the areas of biomaterials, medical, biological and chemical and applied physics; chemical, design and materials engineers; physicians and surgeons; biologists and material scientists

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Materials, properties and considerations
    1. Introduction to nanomedicine
    2. Trends in nanomedicine
    3. Biomedical nanocrystalline metals and alloys: structure, properties and applications
    4. Nanoporous gold for biomedical applications: structure, properties and applications
    5. Hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings for biomaterials

    Part II: Nanomedicine for therapeutics and imaging
    6. Functionalized magnetic nanoparticles for treating bone diseases
    7. Orthopedic carbon nanotube biosensors for controlled drug delivery
    8. Nanotechnology for DNA and RNA delivery
    9. Gold nanoshells for imaging and photothermal ablation of cancer
    10. Nanotechnology for DNA and RNA delivery
    11. Gold nanoshells for imaging and photothermal ablation of cancer
    12. Microfluidics for testing and delivering nanomedicine
    13. Nanotechnology for cartilage and bone regeneration
    14. Nanostructured materials for bone tissue replacement
    15. Nanocomposites for cartilage regeneration

    Part III: Nanomedicine for soft tissue engineering
    16. Rapid fabrication of biomimetic nanofiber-enabled skin grafts
    17. Nanotubes for tissue engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 925
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: July 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128186275

About the Editor

Thomas Webster

Dr Thomas J. Webster is an associate professor for the Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopaedics at Brown University, USA. He directs the Nanomedicine laboratory which designs, synthesizes, and evaluates nanomaterials for various implant applications and is noted for his work in this area.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Division of Engineering and Department of Orthopaedics, Brown University, USA

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