Design of Nanostructures for Theranostics Applications focuses on the theranostic applications of nanostructures. In particular, multifunctional nanoparticles for diagnostics and treatment of different diseases, including those relating to the blood-brain barrier, are discussed in detail. Chapters explore different type of nanostructures, covering design, fabrication, functionalization and optimization, helping readers obtain the desired properties. Written by a diverse range of international academics, this book is a valuable reference resource for those working in both nanoscience and the pharmaceutical industry.
1. Multifunctional nanoparticles for successful targeted drug delivery and diagnostics across the blood-brain barrier2. Trastuzumabdrug delivery systems for Magnetic Resonance detection3. A novel approach for drug targeting: core-shell type lipid-polymer hybrid nanocarriers4. Multifunctional core-shell polymeric and hybrid nanoparticles as anticancer nanomedicines5. Multifunctional Core Shell Nanostructures as Theranostics6. Prospects of precision therapy and imaging of glioblastoma in vivo using quantum dots7. Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as drug carrier for cancer therapy and bioimaging8. Current approaches in breast cancer targeting pharmaceuticals9. Novel multifunctional nano-carrier mediated co-delivery for targeting and treatment of prostate cancer10. Nanoparticles and their promising applications in therapeutics and diagnostics of various neurological disorders11. Conventional and current imaging techniques in cancer research and clinics12. Synthetic microbial ecology and nanotechnology for production of taxol and its precursors: a step towards sustainable production of cancer therapeutics13. Polymeric and lipid-based systems for controlled drug release: an engineering point of view14. Mercaptosuccinic Acid Capped CdTe/CdS/ZnS nanoparticles Core-Double Shell Quantum Dots: Structural Optical Imaging and Cytotoxic Assessment on Normal and Cancer Cells15. Quantum Dots in Pharmaceutical Sciences16. Liposomes and Micelles as Lipid Based Nanocarriers for Diagnostic and Imaging Purposes17/ Dendrimer-drug conjugates: synthesis, characterization and application in anticancer drug delivery