The fast developing field of nanomedicine uses a broad variety of materials to serve as delivery systems for drugs, genes, and diagnostic agents. This book aims to collate all major available information about these materials, both still on experimental levels and already applied in patients. In addition, described in detail are the advantages and disadvantages of different material in nanomedicine and the area of applications where these materials could be utilized with a maximal success is suggested. Editors and individual authors of this book are internationally recognized authorities in related areas and thus provide the most balanced and up-to-date views.
Organic Nanostructures: Polymeric Nanostructures: Synthetic Polymer-Drug Conjugates for Human Therapy (K Ulbrich & V Zubr); Dendrimer-Based Nanomaterials (K Nam et al.); Combinatorial Polymer and Lipidoid Libraries for Nanomedicine (J J Green et al.); Lipid-Based and Other Organic Structures: Liposomal Nanomedicines (V Torchilin); Nanomedicines from Polymeric Amphiphiles (I F Uchegbu et al.); Materials for Nanoemulsions and Their Influence on the Biofate (E Rozentur et al.); Inorganic Nanostructures: Metal Structures: Biomedical Applications of Multifunctional Silica-Based Gold Nanoshells (L R Bickford et al.); Metal Oxide Nanoarchitectures for Biotemplating Application (K C Popat & T A Desai); Miscellaneous Istructures: Fluorescent Quantum Dots for Biomedical Applications (K Kenniff et al.); Lipid Coated Microbubbles and Nanodroplets as Tools for Biomedical Nanotechnology (E Unger & T O Matsunaga); Biomimetics: Bio-Inspired Engineering of Human Tissue Scaffolding for Regenerative Medicine (D W Green & B Ben-Nissan); and other papers.