Advances in Nanotheranostics I

Design and Fabrication of Theranosic Nanoparticles

  • Zhifei┬áDai

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gold Nanostructures Based Theranostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Liming Wang, Yingying Xu, Chunying Chen
      Pages 3-52
    3. Yongping Gao, Yongsheng Li
      Pages 53-101
    4. Zhenzhi Shi, Yu Xu, Aiguo Wu
      Pages 103-136
  3. Theranostic Luminescent Nanoparticles

  4. Dendrimers and Liposomes for Theranostics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Wenjie Sun, Jingchao Li, Mingwu Shen, Xiangyang Shi
      Pages 249-270
    3. Xiuli Yue, Zhifei Dai
      Pages 301-336

About this book


This book highlights the recent advances in nanotheranostics from basic research to potential applications, and discusses the modular design and engineering of multiplex nanoparticles including gold nanostructures, luminescent nanoparticles, dendrimers and liposomes. Each chapter demonstrates multifunctional nanoparticles with topics covering targeting, imaging, delivery, diagnostics, and therapy as new modalities for cancer theranostics. This comprehensive book presents expert views on the latest developments in theranostic nanomedicine.

It focuses on potential theranostic applications of multifunctional nanoparticles ranging from identifying noninvasively cancer cells by molecular detection, and visualizing in vivo drug delivery by means of contrast enhanced imaging, to destroying cancer cell s with minimal side effects via selective accumulation at tumor sites, and real-time monitoring therapeutic effectiveness. It also presents an interdisciplinary survey of nanotheranostics and as such is a valuable resource for researchers and students in related fields.

Zhifei Dai is a Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China.


Gold nanostructures Cancer theranostics Upconvertion nanoparticles Multimodal biomedical imaging Multifunctional quantum dot Imaging guided cancer therapy Dendrimer-based nanodevices Multifunctional liposomes

Editors and affiliations

  • Zhifei┬áDai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-48542-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-48544-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-0644
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-0652
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