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Advances in Nanotheranostics I

Design and Fabrication of Theranosic Nanoparticles

  • Zhifei Dai
  • Highlights the recent advances in theranostics based on gold nanostructures

  • Describes the design and engineering of multifunctional luminescent nanoparticles

  • Addresses the technical aspects of dendrimers and liposomes used in combined cancer diagnosis and therapy


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 Dai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of EngineeringPeking UniversityBeijingChina

About the editors

Prof. Zhifei Dai obtained his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1998. From 1999 to 2005, he worked at the School of Sciences, Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany, and the School of Medicine, Emory University in USA, respectively. In March 2005, he became a Professor at the School of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China. In May 2012, he moved to the Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China. His research focuses on the multifunctional nanoparticles for drug delivery and contrast enhanced imaging. He is a member of editorial board for several international and national journals such as Bioconjugate Chemistry, Theranostics, Journal of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine, IET Nanobiotechnology, BioMed International Research, Chinese Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging and so on. He is now a standing committee member of China Association of Medical Ultrasound Equipment and Chinese Association of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering, an executive member of the council of Chinese Society for Functional Materials, and a committee member of the Acoustic Society of China. He received many honors and awards including National Natural Science Fund for Outstanding Young Researcher, New Century Talents of Chinese Ministry of Education, Longjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor, and the First Prize of the Natural Science Award of Heilongjiang Province.

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