This book provides a concise state of the art of the synthesis and properties of nanocomposite particles with interest for diverse bio-applications. Contributions are mainly related to the chemical design of nanocomposite particles, their properties as well as of their constituent materials, and the tailoring of bio-interfaces that might be relevant for the fields of clinical diagnosis and drug delivery procedures, among others bio-applications. Examples of materials described in this book include particles composed of a polymer matrix containing dispersed inorganic nanophases and other bio-functionalized nanomaterials, along with comments to their practical interest and limitations associated to their use.
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