Nanoreactors are nanoscale vehicles for enzymes and sensors that are used to create physical and chemical reactions. Nanoreactor developers are on the cusp of extraordinary advances in medical diagnostics and therapies, tissue engineering, and cell biology, and this authoritative resource puts bioengineers right at the cutting edge. This unique book offers first-of-its-kind coverage of nanoreactor design, providing full details on the research, practice, synthesis, and characterization of nanoreactors. It includes 14 actual systems explained by the pioneers who are developing them. This groundbreaking volume reviews the fundamentals of various nanoreactor configurations and addresses core design issues and challenges.
Introduction to Nanoreactor Technology-- Potential of Nanoreactors for the Life Sciences & Medicine.; Theory, Principles, and Design of Nanoreactors--Distinction Between Macroscale and Nanoscale Chemical Reactors.; Nanoreactor Engineering.; Integrated Systems of Nanoreactors.; Examples of Systems--Organic Polymers.; Miniemulsions.; Nanoemulsions.; Nanotubes.; DNA Architectures.; Bacterial Cells.; Stem Cells.