Perspectives in Micro- and Nanotechnology for Biomedical Applications is an exciting new book that takes readers inside the fast-paced world of biomedical sciences fueled by advancements in nanotechnology, polymer chemistry and pharmacology. Guided by biotech researchers Chenjie Xu and Juliana Chan, an international ensemble of leading experts in the field cover topics ranging from classical chemical tools to nanoparticles as imaging probes and drug carriers, and combinatorial screens for new lipids and polymers. At the microscale it discusses advancements in hydrogels and platform technologies such as cell ghosts.This book provides a broad perspective into the basic principles and applications of today's most promising micro- and nanotechnologies, and is an up-to-date reference book for researchers. It is also suitable for undergraduate and graduate students, patent lawyers and investors who are interested in the latest innovations taking place in the biomedical sciences, many of which may dramatically improve the lives of millions of people.
Contributing Authors; Introduction: Intersection Between and Opportunities for Microtechnologies and Nanotechnologies in Biomedical Applications (Chenjie Xu, Juliana M Chan and Paul S Weiss); Magnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery (Malathi Mathiyazhakan and Chenjie Xu); Lanthanide-Doped Upconverting Nanoparticles for Biological Applications (Yuanwei Zhang and Gang Han); Chemical Tools for Elucidation of Epigenetic Mechanisms (Masafumi Minoshima and Kazuya Kikuchi); Combinatorial Cationic Lipid Library Synthesis for Drug Delivery (Sarah Altinoglu and Qiaobing Xu); Hydrogels for Drug Delivery (Yuyan Weng, Yue Lu and Zhen Gu); Dendritic Nanocarrier Platforms for Gene and Drug Delivery Applications (Hong Y Cho, Jason Bugno and Seungpyo Hong); Biodegradable Polymeric Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery (Jayoung Kim, Kristen L Kozielski, David R Wilson and Jordan J Green); Cell Ghosts: Cellular Membranes for Drug Delivery (Beth Schoen and Marcelle Machluf); Nanoparticles for Improved Tropical Drug Delivery for Skin Diseases (Razina Z Seeni, Sangeetha Krishnamurthy, Chen Xie and Juliana M Chan);