Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Author: Costas Demetzos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2016-05-11
ISBN 10: 9811007918
ISBN 13: 9789811007910
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Book Review:

This textbook explains the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology and fills the gap between bio-inspired nanotechnological systems and functionality of living organisms, introducing new insights to their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamic behaviour. Addressed to all those involved in recent advances in pharmaceutics, this book is divided in three major parts: Part A refers to the physicochemical and thermodynamics aspects of nanosystems, wherein their biophysical behaviour is correlated with that of the cells of living organisms; Part B refers to the application of nanotechnology in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics; Part C is focused on issues regarding safety and nanotoxicity of nanosystems, and the regulatory framework that surrounds these. The text promotes the concept that biophysics, thermodynamics and nanotechnology are considered to be emerging tools that, when approached within regulatory boundaries, provide new and integrated knowledge for the production of new medicines.

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems
Author: Costas Demetzos,Natassa Pippa
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 475
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 9811309892
ISBN 13: 9789811309892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems Book Review:

This book highlights the recent advances of thermodynamics and biophysics in drug delivery nanosystems and in biomedical nanodevices. The up-to-date book provides an in-depth knowledge of bio-inspired nanotechnological systems for pharmaceutical applications. Biophysics and thermodynamics, supported by mathematics, are the locomotive by which the drug transportation and the targeting processes will be achieved under the light of the modern pharmacotherapy. They are considered as scientific tools that promote the understanding of physicochemical and thermotropic functionality and behavior of artificial cell membranes and structures like nanoparticulate systems. Therefore, this book focusses on new aspects of biophysics and thermodynamics as important elements for evaluating biomedical nanosystems, and it correlates their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamical behaviour with those of a living organism. In 2018, Prof. Demetzos was honored with an award by the Order of Sciences of the Academy of Athens for his scientific contribution in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology.

Micro and Nanosystems for Biotechnology

Micro  and Nanosystems for Biotechnology
Author: J. Christopher Love
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-03-07
ISBN 10: 3527801294
ISBN 13: 9783527801299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanosystems for Biotechnology Book Review:

Emphasizing their emerging capabilities, this volume provides a strong foundation for an understanding of how micro- and nanotechnologies used in biomedical research have evolved from concepts to working platforms. Volume editor Christopher Love has assembled here a highly interdisciplinary group of authors with backgrounds ranging from chemical engineering right up to materials science to reflect how the intersection of ideas from biology with engineering disciplines has spurred on innovations. In fact, a number of the basic technologies described are reaching the market to advance the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals. The first part of the book focuses on microsystems for single-cell analysis, examining tools and techniques used to isolate cells from a range of biological samples, while the second part is dedicated to tiny technologies for modulating biological systems at the scale of individual cells, tissues or whole organisms. New tools are described which have a great potential for (pre)clinical development of interventions in a range of illnesses, such as cancer and neurological diseases. Besides describing the promising applications, the authors also highlight the ongoing challenges and opportunities in the field.

Micro and Nanomanipulation Tools

Micro  and Nanomanipulation Tools
Author: Yu Sun,Xinyu Liu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2015-11-23
ISBN 10: 3527337849
ISBN 13: 9783527337842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanomanipulation Tools Book Review:

Combining robotics with nanotechnology, this ready reference summarizes the fundamentals and emerging applications in this fascinating research field. This is the first book to introduce tools specifically designed and made for manipulating micro- and nanometer-sized objects, and presents such examples as semiconductor packaging and clinical diagnostics as well as surgery. The first part discusses various topics of on-chip and device-based micro- and nanomanipulation, including the use of acoustic, magnetic, optical or dielectrophoretic fields, while surface-driven and high-speed microfluidic manipulation for biophysical applications are also covered. In the second part of the book, the main focus is on microrobotic tools. Alongside magnetic micromanipulators, bacteria and untethered, chapters also discuss silicon nano- and integrated optical tweezers. The book closes with a number of chapters on nanomanipulation using AFM and nanocoils under optical and electron microscopes. Exciting images from the tiniest robotic systems at the nano-level are used to illustrate the examples throughout the work. A must-have book for readers with a background ranging from engineering to nanotechnology.

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Steering Group for the Workshop on Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 1999-10-13
ISBN 10: 0309066344
ISBN 13: 9780309066341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms Book Review:

How small can a free-living organism be? On the surface, this question is straightforward-in principle, the smallest cells can be identified and measured. But understanding what factors determine this lower limit, and addressing the host of other questions that follow on from this knowledge, require a fundamental understanding of the chemistry and ecology of cellular life. The recent report of evidence for life in a martian meteorite and the prospect of searching for biological signatures in intelligently chosen samples from Mars and elsewhere bring a new immediacy to such questions. How do we recognize the morphological or chemical remnants of life in rocks deposited 4 billion years ago on another planet? Are the empirical limits on cell size identified by observation on Earth applicable to life wherever it may occur, or is minimum size a function of the particular chemistry of an individual planetary surface? These questions formed the focus of a workshop on the size limits of very small organisms, organized by the Steering .Group for the Workshop on Size Limits of Very Small Microorganisms and held on October 22 and 23, 1998. Eighteen invited panelists, representing fields ranging from cell biology and molecular genetics to paleontology and mineralogy, joined with an almost equal number of other participants in a wide-ranging exploration of minimum cell size and the challenge of interpreting micro- and nano-scale features of sedimentary rocks found on Earth or elsewhere in the solar system. This document contains the proceedings of that workshop. It includes position papers presented by the individual panelists, arranged by panel, along with a summary, for each of the four sessions, of extensive roundtable discussions that involved the panelists as well as other workshop participants.

Research Awards Index

Research Awards Index
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1987
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105119624562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Comprehensive Biomaterials

Comprehensive Biomaterials
Author: Paul Ducheyne,Kevin Healy,Dietmar W. Hutmacher,David W. Grainger,C. James Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 3672
Release: 2015-08-28
ISBN 10: 0080552943
ISBN 13: 9780080552941
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comprehensive Biomaterials Book Review:

Comprehensive Biomaterials brings together the myriad facets of biomaterials into one, major series of six edited volumes that would cover the field of biomaterials in a major, extensive fashion: Volume 1: Metallic, Ceramic and Polymeric Biomaterials Volume 2: Biologically Inspired and Biomolecular Materials Volume 3: Methods of Analysis Volume 4: Biocompatibility, Surface Engineering, and Delivery Of Drugs, Genes and Other Molecules Volume 5: Tissue and Organ Engineering Volume 6: Biomaterials and Clinical Use Experts from around the world in hundreds of related biomaterials areas have contributed to this publication, resulting in a continuum of rich information appropriate for many audiences. The work addresses the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, and strategic insights for those entering and operational in diverse biomaterials applications, research and development, regulatory management, and commercial aspects. From the outset, the goal was to review materials in the context of medical devices and tissue properties, biocompatibility and surface analysis, tissue engineering and controlled release. It was also the intent both, to focus on material properties from the perspectives of therapeutic and diagnostic use, and to address questions relevant to state-of-the-art research endeavors. Reviews the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field by analyzing their strengths and weaknesses, performance as well as future prospects Presents appropriate analytical methods and testing procedures in addition to potential device applications Provides strategic insights for those working on diverse application areas such as R&D, regulatory management, and commercial development

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: WISC:89099184467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Radiation Effects in Materials

Radiation Effects in Materials
Author: Waldemar Alfredo Monteiro
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 953512417X
ISBN 13: 9789535124177
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Radiation Effects in Materials Book Review:

The study of radiation effects has developed as a major field of materials science from the beginning, approximately 70 years ago. Its rapid development has been driven by two strong influences. The properties of the crystal defects and the materials containing them may then be studied. The types of radiation that can alter structural materials consist of neutrons, ions, electrons, gamma rays or other electromagnetic waves with different wavelengths. All of these forms of radiation have the capability to displace atoms/molecules from their lattice sites, which is the fundamental process that drives the changes in all materials. The effect of irradiation on materials is fixed in the initial event in which an energetic projectile strikes a target. The book is distributed in four sections: Ionic Materials; Biomaterials; Polymeric Materials and Metallic Materials.

Integrative Mechanobiology

Integrative Mechanobiology
Author: Yu Sun,Deok-Ho Kim,Craig A. Simmons
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 371
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN 10: 1107078393
ISBN 13: 9781107078390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Integrative Mechanobiology Book Review:

Experts describe state-of-the-art micro-nano techniques for cell mechanobiology and introduce the most recent advances in the field.

Alternatives to Laboratory Animals

Alternatives to Laboratory Animals
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCLA:L0084165216
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biological Micro and Nanotribology

Biological Micro  and Nanotribology
Author: Matthias Scherge,Stanislav S. N. Gorb
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013-11-11
ISBN 10: 3662044315
ISBN 13: 9783662044315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biological Micro and Nanotribology Book Review:

By employing a combination of approaches from several disciplines the authors elucidate the principles of a variety of biomechanical systems that rely on frictional surfaces or adhesive secretions to attach parts of the body to one another or to attach organisms to a substrate. This account provides an excellent starting point for engineers and physicists working with biological systems and for biologists studying friction and adhesion. It will also serve as a valuable introduction for graduate students entering this interdisciplinary field of research.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies

Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780854036042
ISBN 13: 0854036040
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies Book Review:

Report on the current state of scientific knowledge about nanotechnologies, how they might be used in the future, and potential health, safety, environmental, ethical and societal implications.

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2019-03-14
ISBN 10: 0128166290
ISBN 13: 9780128166291
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy Book Review:

Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery and Therapy presents recent advances in the field of nanobiomaterials and their important applications in drug delivery, therapy and engineering. The book offers pharmaceutical perspectives, exploring the development of nanobiomaterials and their interaction with the human body. Chapters show how nanomaterials are used in treatments, including neurology, dentistry and cancer therapy. Authored by a range of contributors from global institutions, this book offers a broad, international perspective on how nanotechnology-based advances are leading to novel drug delivery and treatment solutions. It is a valuable research resource that will help both practicing medics and researchers in pharmaceutical science and nanomedicine learn more on how nanotechnology is improving treatments. Assesses the opportunities and challenges of nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems Explores how nanotechnology is being used to create more efficient drug delivery systems Discusses which nanomaterials make the best drug carriers

Microtechnology for Cell Manipulation and Sorting

Microtechnology for Cell Manipulation and Sorting
Author: Wonhee Lee,Peter Tseng,Dino Di Carlo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 3319441396
ISBN 13: 9783319441399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microtechnology for Cell Manipulation and Sorting Book Review:

This book delves into the recent developments in the microscale and microfluidic technologies that allow manipulation at the single and cell aggregate level. Expert authors review the dominant mechanisms that manipulate and sort biological structures, making this a state-of-the-art overview of conventional cell sorting techniques, the principles of microfluidics, and of microfluidic devices. All chapters highlight the benefits and drawbacks of each technique they discuss, which include magnetic, electrical, optical, acoustic, gravity/sedimentation, inertial, deformability, and aqueous two-phase systems as the dominant mechanisms utilized by microfluidic devices to handle biological samples. Each chapter explains the physics of the mechanism at work, and reviews common geometries and devices to help readers decide the type of style of device required for various applications. This book is appropriate for graduate-level biomedical engineering and analytical chemistry students, as well as engineers and scientists working in the biotechnology industry.

Genetic Engineering News

Genetic Engineering News
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2003
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105113168830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to BioMEMS

Introduction to BioMEMS
Author: Albert Folch
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-04-19
ISBN 10: 1466509384
ISBN 13: 9781466509382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to BioMEMS Book Review:

The entire scope of the BioMEMS field—at your fingertips Helping to educate the new generation of engineers and biologists, Introduction to BioMEMS explains how certain problems in biology and medicine benefit from and often require the miniaturization of devices. The book covers the whole breadth of this dynamic field, including classical microfabrication, microfluidics, tissue engineering, cell-based and noncell-based devices, and implantable systems. It focuses on high-impact, creative work encompassing all the scales of life—from biomolecules to cells, tissues, and organisms. Brilliant color presentation Avoiding the overwhelming details found in many engineering and physics texts, this groundbreaking book—in color throughout—includes only the most essential formulas as well as many noncalculation-based exercises. Important terms are highlighted in bold and defined in a glossary. The text contains more than 400 color figures, most of which are from the original researchers. Coverage of both historical perspectives and the latest developments Developed from the author’s long-running course, this classroom-tested text gives readers a vivid picture of how the field has grown by presenting historical perspectives and a timeline of seminal discoveries. It also describes numerous state-of-the-art biomedical applications that benefit from "going small," including devices that record the electrical activity of brain cells, measure the diffusion of molecules in microfluidic channels, and allow for high-throughput studies of gene expression.

Blue print for the Development and Utilization of New and Advanced Materials in Nigeria

Blue print for the Development and Utilization of New and Advanced Materials in Nigeria
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 83
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000144549262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine

Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015047883957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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2004 Graduate Programs in Physics Astronomy and Related Fields

2004 Graduate Programs in Physics  Astronomy  and Related Fields
Author: American Institute of Physics
Publsiher: American Institute of Physics
Total Pages: 862
Release: 2003-11-06
ISBN 10: 9780735401235
ISBN 13: 0735401233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2004 Graduate Programs in Physics Astronomy and Related Fields Book Review:

This comprehensive compendium provides information on nearly every U.S. doctoral program in physics and astronomy, plus data on most major master's programs in these fields. Information on many major Canadian programs is also included. In addition, the Graduate Programs directory lists a substantial number of related-field departments, including materials science, electrical and nuclear engineering, meteorology, medical and chemical physics, geophysics, and oceanography. This twenty-eighth annual edition contains information valuable to students planning graduate study and faculty advisors, including each program's research expenditures and sources of support. A number of helpful appendices make navigating the directory a simple task.