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Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128178409, 9780128178416

Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging

1st Edition

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Editor: Seok Choi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128178409
eBook ISBN: 9780128178416
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 15th February 2020
Page Count: 422
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Table of Contents

1. Light Sources for Photonanotechnology
2. Hybrid Nanogels for Photoacoustic Imaging and Photothermal Therapy
3. Graphene-based Nanomaterials for Healthcare Applications
4. The NIR-responsive Gold Nanoparticles Based Photothermal Agents: from Synthesis to Anticancer Applications
5. Dual Imaging-Photodynamic Therapy Anticancer Theranostic Nanoparticles
6. Upconversion nanoparticles: A toolbox for biomedical applications
7. Imaging and Therapy with Upconversion Nanoparticles
8. Application of Lanthanide-Doped Luminescence Nanoparticles in Imaging and Therapeutics
9. Photo-cleavable Linkers: Design and Applications in Nanotechnology
10. Photocontrolled Nanosystems for Antitumor Drug Delivery
11. Photocontrolled Nanosystems for Antibacterial Drug Delivery
12. Upconversion Nanocrystals for Near Infrared-Controlled Drug Delivery


Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging surveys major concepts and recent advances in the use of photonanotechnology with nanomaterials reported in various interdisciplinary fields, including chemistry, materials science, biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This book discusses the impact of this technology on the advancement of therapeutic modalities and imaging methods in cancers, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. Photonanotechnology studies the design principle, application and development of photoactive nanomaterials. It applies light-controlled strategies for the development of nanotherapeutics, imaging agents and diagnostic nanodevices.

Key Features

  • Provides the latest information on photocontrolled drug delivery systems
  • Details how photoactive nanomaterials are designed to release reactive oxygen species (ROS) for photodynamic therapy (PDT)
  • Explains how photoactive nanomaterials have the ability to induce surface plasmonic heating for photothermal therapeutic (PTT) effects


Academics and R&D industry researchers in the fields of materials science, biomedical engineering, and biomedical research


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About the Editor

Seok Choi

Seok Ki Choi is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School, USA. He is also Associate Editor of the Elsevier journal NanoImpact. His research is focused on the development of nanotechnology platforms for targeted drug delivery and imaging devices in cancers and infectious diseases, and on exploring the active release mechanisms using photochemistry.

Affiliations and Expertise

Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan Medical School, USA