© 2007

Bio-Applications of Nanoparticles

  • Warren C. W. Chan

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 620)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Isaac T. S. Li, Elizabeth Pham, Kevin Truong
    Pages 18-33
  3. Travis Jennings, Geoffrey Strouse
    Pages 34-47
  4. Gang Han, Partha Ghosh, Vincent M. Rotello
    Pages 48-56
  5. Xiaohu Gao, Shivang R. Dave
    Pages 57-73
  6. Young-wook Jun, Jung-tak Jang, Jinwoo Cheon
    Pages 85-106
  7. Rahul Chhabra, Jaswinder Sharma, Yan Liu, Hao Yan
    Pages 107-116
  8. Reto A. Schwendener
    Pages 117-128
  9. Wenjun Zhao, Lin Wang, Weihong Tan
    Pages 129-135
  10. Lajos P. Balogh
    Pages 136-155
  11. Dusica Maysinger, Jasmina Lovrić
    Pages 156-167
  12. Jelena Kolosnjaj, Henri Szwarc, Fathi Moussa
    Pages 168-180
  13. Jelena Kolosnjaj, Henri Szwarc, Fathi Moussa
    Pages 181-204
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


In this edited book, we highlight the central players in the Bionanotechnology field, which are the nanostructures and biomolecules. The book starts by describing how nanostructures are synthesized and by describing the wide variety of nanostructures available for biological research and applications. Also shown are the techniques used to synthesize a wide variety of biological molecules. Next, there is a focus on the assembly of nanostructures with biological molecules, which could lead to the design of multi-functional nanosystems. In the following chapters, examples of the unique properties of nanostructures are provided along with the current applications of these nanostructures in biology and medicine. Some applications include the use of gold nanoparticles in diagnostic applications, quantum dots and silica nanoparticles for imaging, and liposomes for drug delivery. In the final chapters of the book, the toxicity of nanostructures are described. This book provides broad examples of current developments in Bionanotechnology research and would be an excellent introduction to the field.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Warren C. W. Chan
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, The Terrence DonnellyCentre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, Materials Science and EngineeringTorontoCanada

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