Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine

An Emerging Big Picture

1st Edition - October 30, 2017

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  • Editor: Vuk Uskokovic
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323480642
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323480635

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Nanotechnologies in Preventative and Regenerative Medicine demonstrates how control at the nanoscale can help achieve earlier diagnoses and create more effective treatments. Chapters take a logical approach, arranging materials by their area of application. Biomaterials are, by convention, divided according to the area of their application, with each chapter outlining current challenges before discussing how nanotechnology and nanomaterials can help solve these challenges This applications-orientated book is a valuable resource for researchers in biomedical science who want to gain a greater understanding on how nanotechnology can help create more effective vaccines and treatments, and to nanomaterials researchers seeking to gain a greater understanding of how these materials are applied in medicine.

Key Features

  • Demonstrates how nanotechnology can help achieve more successful diagnoses at an earlier stage
  • Explains how nanomaterials can be manipulated to create more effective drug treatments
  • Offers suggestions on how the use of nanotechnology might have future applications to create even more effective treatments


Academics (e.g. professors) in the field of bioengineering, biotechnology, nanoscience and nanotechnology. Industry (e.g. medical technology, pharmaceutical). Juniors and seniors in Biomedical Engineering, physics, material science and engineering as a textbook for an elective course. Industry sector – entry level scientists and engineers in nanotechnology and nanomedicine biotech as a reference for their training. Clinical fellows who are interested in nanomedicine as a reference for their practice and research

Table of Contents

  • Prologue: Crescit Eundo: Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine by Uskokovic and Uskokovic

    1. Nanotechnologies for Early Diagnosis, in situ Disease Monitoring and Prevention

    1.1. Fluorescent Nanodiamond for Tracking the Engraftment and Repair of Lung Stem Cells by Wu, Chiu and Yu

    1.2. Antiretroviral drug-loaded nanoparticles for preventing HIV transmission by Cautela, Sarmento and das Neves

    1.3. Surface enhanced Raman scattering methods for diagnosis of infectious diseases by Catala, Pazos-Perez, Guerrini, Alvarez-Puebla

    1.4. Radiolabeled functional nanoparticles in preventive and regenerative medicine by Vranješ-Đurić and Ignjatović

    2. Nanotechnologies for Tissue Engineering and Regeneration

    2.1. Nanoengineered/Nanopatterned Materials for Cell and Tissue Guidance by Ventre, Coppola, Iannone and Netti

    2.2. Microneedles in Nanomedicine Delivery by Tekko, Larrañeta, Rodgers, Scott, Kissenpfennig and Donnelly

    2.3. Nano-Engineered Titania Nanotube Arrays for Localized Drug Delivery and Enhanced Osseointegration by Maher and Losic

    2.4. Nanostructured scaffolds made of self-assembled proteins by George and Ramachandran

    3. Understanding and Utilizing the Biomolecule/Nanosystems Interface

    3.1. Biomolecule immobilization and delivery strategies for controlling immune cell response by Chen and Liu

    3.2. Nanoproteomics Approaches in Biomarker Discovery. The critical role of protein corona on nanoparticles as drug carriers by Megido, Díez and Fuentes

    3.3. Soft Materials and Coatings For Controlled Drug Release by Fager and Olsson

    3.4. Dual Function Nanoconjugates for Biomedical Imaging and Targeted Drug Delivery by Gesner and Mathur

    4. 3D Printing: Prospects and Challenges

    4.1. Smart 3D printing and nanomaterials for tissue regeneration by Martins, Ferreira, Ezazi, Hirvonen and Santos

    4.2. Nanomaterials in 3D Bioprinting - Current Approaches and Future Possibilities by Thrivikraman, França, Athirasala, Tahayeri and Bertassoni

    5. Environmental Assessment of Medical Nanotechnologies

    5.1. What we have learnt from the life cycle impacts of nano silver products by Hicks

    6. Targeted and Theranostic Applications for Nanotechnologies in Medicine

    6.1. Multifunctional magnetic nanoparticles for cancer treatment by Setua, Jaggi, Yallapu and Chauhan

    6.2. Magnetic nanoparticles surface-engineered cells for regenerative and bioanalytical applications by Danilushkina, Lee, Choi and Fakhrullin

    6.3. Nanostructured calcium phosphate in theranostic nanomedicine by Esposti, Tampieri and Iafisco

    6.4. Nanoparticles for Brain Tumor Targeting by Shevtsov and Multhoff

    Epilogue: Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine: Quo Vadis, Domine? By Uskokovic and Uskokovic

Product details

  • No. of pages: 616
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2017
  • Published: October 30, 2017
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323480642
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323480635

About the Editor

Vuk Uskokovic

Vuk Uskokovic is Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, USA, where he leads the Advanced Materials and Nanobiotechnology Laboratory. His research focuses on devising advanced nanomaterials for application in tissue regeneration and other areas of preventive and restorative medicine. He authored more than 70 research papers and book chapters and given many conference presentations and invited lectures all over the world.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, USA

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