Biomaterials Nanoarchitectonics

Biomaterials Nanoarchitectonics
Author: Mitsuhiro Ebara
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN 10: 0323374999
ISBN 13: 9780323374996
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biomaterials Nanoarchitectonics, written from the perspectives of authors form NIMS and other researchers worldwide, provides readers with an explanation of the theory and techniques of nanoarchitectonics, exploring its applications in biomedical fields, including regenerative medicine, drug delivery, and diagnostic and treatment systems based on pathogenic mechanisms. The book also explains the use of nanomaterials that enable 'materials therapy', in which the materials themselves elicit a sustainable, curative effect from living tissue. Authored by the team that coined the term nanoarchitectonics, who explain their approach to the design of smart/functional nanomaterials and their applications in the biomedical arena Explores how materials designed and produced with nanoarchitectonics methods can be used to enhance the natural regenerative power of the human body Enables scientists and researchers to gain a deeper understanding of the specific challenges of materials design at the nanoscale

Nanoarchitectonics in Biomedicine

Nanoarchitectonics in Biomedicine
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 0128172614
ISBN 13: 9780128172612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanoarchitectonics in Biomedicine describes this new area of nanoscience that has emerged as a major branch of nanoscience. The book brings together recent applications and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each process, offering international perspectives on the technologies based on these findings. It offers new insights for nanoarchitectonics, starting with the currently used methods of synthesis and characterization of such materials, along with their biomedical applications. Authored by a wide range of international scientists, this volume shows how nanoarchitectonics is being used to create more efficient medical treatment solutions. Users will find this to be an important research resource for those wanting to learn more on the emerging topic of nanoarchitectonics in biomedical science. Explores how design aspects, smart materials and personalized materials are used in biomedicine today Offers global perspectives on how nanoarchitectonics is used in different regions Presents an important research resource for those wanting to learn more on the emerging topic of nanoarchitectonics in biomedical science

Materials Nanoarchitectonics

Materials Nanoarchitectonics
Author: Katsuhiko Ariga,Mitsuhiro Ebara
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-01-15
ISBN 10: 3527808302
ISBN 13: 9783527808304
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Materials Nanoarchitectonics Book Review:

A unique overview of the manufacture of and applications for materials nanoarchitectonics, placing otherwise hard-to-find information in context. Edited by highly respected researchers from the most renowned materials science institute in Japan, the first part of this volume focuses on the fabrication and characterization of zero to three-dimensional nanomaterials, while the second part presents already existing as well as emerging applications in physics, chemistry, biology, and biomedicine.

Nanoengineering of Biomaterials

Nanoengineering of Biomaterials
Author: Sougata Jana,Subrata Jana
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2021-12-28
ISBN 10: 3527349049
ISBN 13: 9783527349043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoengineering of Biomaterials Book Review:

A comprehensive discussion of various types of nanoengineered biomaterials and their applications In Nanoengineering of Biomaterials: Drug Delivery & Biomedical Applications, an expert team of chemists delivers a succinct exploration of the synthesis, characterization, in-vitro and in-vivo drug molecule release, pharmacokinetic activity, pharmacodynamic activity, and the biomedical applications of several types of nanoengineered biomaterials. The editors have also included resources to highlight the most current developments in the field. The book is a collection of valuable and accessible reference sources for researchers in materials chemistry and related disciplines. It uses a functions-directed approach to using organic and inorganic source compounds that translate into biological systems as scaffolds, micelles, dendrimers, and other delivery systems. Nanoengineering of Biomaterials offers readers up-to-date chemistry and material science insights that are readily transferrable to biomedical systems. The book also includes: Thorough introductions to alginate nanoparticle delivery of therapeutics and chitosan-based nanomaterials in biological applications Comprehensive explorations of nanostructured carrageenan as a drug carrier, gellan gum nanoparticles in drug delivery, and guar-gum nanoparticles in the delivery of bioactive molecules Practical discussions of protein-based nanoparticles for drug delivery, solid lipid nanoparticles as drug carriers, and pH-responsive nanoparticles in therapy In-depth examinations of stimuli-responsive nano carriers in drug targeting Perfect for pharmaceutical chemists, materials scientists, polymer chemists, life scientists, and medicinal chemists, Nanoengineering of Biomaterials: Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications is also an indispensable resource for biologists and bioengineers seeking a one-stop reference on the transferability of materials chemistry and nanotechnology to biomedicine.

Membranes with Functionalized Nanomaterials

Membranes with Functionalized Nanomaterials
Author: Suman Dutta,Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2022-04-09
ISBN 10: 0323859429
ISBN 13: 9780323859424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Membranes with Functionalized Nanomaterials: Current and Emerging Research Trends in Membrane Technology provides researchers and practitioners with basic and advanced knowledge of sustainable membrane technology. The book summarizes recent progress made in novel functionalized nanomaterials (FNMs) used in modern membrane technology. It gives a comprehensive overview of state-of-the-art technologies in the field of nanomaterial-based membranes and provides in an in-depth and step-by-step way the foundational scientific knowledge on various sustainable membranes with FNMs technologies and their impact on society and in various industries. In addition, readers get a handbook in a compact form with various aspects of FNMs-based sustainable membranes. Explores innovative strategies to fabricate functionalized nanomaterials-based membranes Evaluates the advanced functionalized nanomaterials-based membranes and other transformational options Offers a detailed spectrum of applications of sustainable functionalized nanomaterials-based membranes

Colloids for Nanobiotechnology

Colloids for Nanobiotechnology
Author: Wolfgang Parak,Neus Feliu
Publsiher: Frontiers of Nanoscience, Volu
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 0081028288
ISBN 13: 9780081028285
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colloids for Nanobiotechnology Book Review:

Colloids for Nanobiotechnology: Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications, Volume 17, offers a range of perspectives on emerging nano-inspired colloidal applications. With an emphasis on biomedical and environmental opportunities and challenges, the book outlines how nanotechnology is being used to increase the uses and impact of colloid science. Nanotechnology offers new horizons for colloidal research and synthesis routes that allow for the production of highly reproducible and defined materials. This book presents new characterization methods and a fundamental understanding of basic physicochemical, physical and chemical properties.

Functional Lipid Nanosystems in Cancer

Functional Lipid Nanosystems in Cancer
Author: Marlene Lúcio,Carla M. Lopes,Maria Elisabete C.D. Real Oliveira
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 712
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 1000093166
ISBN 13: 9781000093162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Lipid Nanosystems in Cancer Book Review:

Cancer remains one of the most challenging issues in modern medicine, being responsible for a high number of deaths every year. Recent important developments in cancer diagnosis and therapy based on the versatility of nanosystems have made it possible to incorporate multifunctional synergistic actions into a single delivery system. This book compiles the research on the use of functional lipid nanosystems that combine different strategies in one single nanosystem to enhance overall cancer treatment. Besides providing an overview of the current functional nanosystem strategies, it also offers researchers essential theoretical background on cancer, the physiological barriers to its treatment, aspects related to the design and optimization of nanocarriers for cancer treatment, and clinical developments, including promises, safety issues, and the expected future. The editors bring together a group of scientists from all over the world to discuss the most relevant issues and to provide updates on functional lipid nanosystems and cancer.

Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices

Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices
Author: Najib Altawell
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN 10: 0128224142
ISBN 13: 9780128224144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices discusses the various aspects of a MOD device, from historical approaches to state-of-the-art technologies. This book also covers the mechanism in dealing and detecting gases, odor, and aroma. Problems and solutions relevant to present day design have been outlined as well as a step-by-step guide to Machine Olfaction Device (MOD) design. Sensors and gas systems, along with polymers and certain manufacturing processes, have been discussed, together with other relevant materials for the MOD process and functions including comparison and validations, data processing, data analysis, MOD new design, micro systems, and monitoring systems. Aimed at developing a novel and improved MOD with more efficient on-board data processing capability for monitoring applications, this book will help you to design an MOD with a faster stabilizing base line; a quicker sample result display; an ability to use ambient air; a low power consumption; and the ability to deal with different varieties of organic/inorganic samples. With a focus on the most important and relevant aspects of designing MODs which currently require a solution, topics covered include MOD and market issues, cost, technical issues, and MOD applications. With a huge range of potential applications, this book will be of special interest to those working (or studying) in this field at every level, from Biomedical, Energy, or Electrical Engineers, to Computer or Food Scientists. Introduction to Machine Olfaction Devices discusses the various aspects of a MOD device, from historical approaches to state-of-the-art technologies. This book also covers the mechanism in dealing and detecting gases, odor, and aroma. Problems and solutions relevant to present day design have been outlined as well as a step-by-step guide to Machine Olfaction Device (MOD) design. Sensors and gas systems, along with polymers and certain manufacturing processes, have been discussed, together with other relevant materials for the MOD process and functions including comparison and validations, data processing, data analysis, MOD new design, micro systems, and monitoring systems. Aimed at developing a novel and improved MOD with more efficient on-board data processing capability for monitoring applications, this book will help you to design an MOD with a faster stabilizing base line; a quicker sample result display; an ability to use ambient air; a low power consumption; and the ability to deal with different varieties of organic/inorganic samples. With a focus on the most important and relevant aspects of designing MODs which currently require a solution, topics covered include MOD and market issues, cost, technical issues, and MOD applications. With a huge range of potential applications, this book will be of special interest to those working (or studying) in this field at every level, from Biomedical, Energy, or Electrical Engineers, to Computer or Food Scientists. Focuses on the most important and relevant aspects of designing machine olfaction devices (MOD) which currently require a solution Topics covered include: MOD and market issues; MOD and cost; MOD and technical issues; MOD applications

Smart Biosensors in Medical Care

Smart Biosensors in Medical Care
Author: Jyotismita Chaki,Nilanjan Dey,Debashish De
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-02-18
ISBN 10: 0128209364
ISBN 13: 9780128209363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Biosensors in Medical Care Book Review:

Smart Biosensors in Medical Care discusses the characteristics of biosensors and their potential applications in healthcare. This book is aimed at professionals, scientists and engineers who are interested in integrating biosensors into medical care systems for patients. It also provides fundamental and foundational knowledge for undergraduate and post graduate students. The book presents a comprehensive view of up-to-date requirements in hardware and communication, offers future perspectives on next-generation medical care systems, and includes global case studies of recent system operations in healthcare. Sections cover smart biosensors, such as wearable, implantable, patch based, and enzyme based for medical care. Advances in ubiquitous sensing applications for healthcare is a series which covers new systems based on ubiquitous sensing for healthcare (USH). Volumes in this series cover a wide range of interdisciplinary areas, including wireless sensors networks, wireless body area networks, Big data, Internet-of-Things (IoT), security, monitoring, real time data collection, data management, systems design/analysis, and much more. Covers the basics of biosensor based medical care data analysis and management Discusses data transmission techniques, presenting applications with extensive studies for biosensor based medical healthcare systems Offers solutions to the challenges of designing biosensor based medical healthcare systems

Nanomaterials for Air Remediation

Nanomaterials for Air Remediation
Author: Abdeltif Amrane,Aymen Amine Assadi,Phuong Nguyen-Tri,Tuán Anh Nguyen,Sami Rtimi
Publsiher: Micro and Nano Technologies
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2020-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128188219
ISBN 13: 9780128188217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials for Air Remediation Book Review:

Nanomaterials for Air Remediation provides a comprehensive description of basic knowledge and current research progress in the field of air treatment using nanomaterials. The book explores how nanomaterials are used in various air remediation techniques, including advanced oxidation processes, biological processes, and filtration. It also covers their combined use as nanocatalysts, nanoantibiotics, nanoadsorbents, nanocontainers, nanofiltrations and nanosensors. Major challenges to using nanomaterials for improving air quality on a mass scale, both practical and regulatory, are also presented. This is an important resource for materials scientists and environmental engineers who are looking to understand how nanotechnology is used to enhance air quality. Includes coverage of a wide range of nanomaterials, from biochemical to chemical materials, and nanomaterials supported photocatalysts Discusses how the properties of nanomaterials are being used to make more efficient air purification systems and products Assesses the practical and regulatory challenges of using different types of nanomaterials for air remediation

Functionalized Nanomaterial Based Electrochemical Sensors

Functionalized Nanomaterial Based Electrochemical Sensors
Author: Chaudhery Mustansar Hussain,Jamballi G. Manjunatha
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 610
Release: 2022-01-17
ISBN 10: 0128241853
ISBN 13: 9780128241851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functionalized Nanomaterial Based Electrochemical Sensors Book Review:

Functionalized Nanomaterial-Based Electrochemical Sensors: Principles, Fabrication Methods, and Applications provides a comprehensive overview of materials, functionalized interfaces, fabrication strategies and application areas. Special attention is given to the remaining challenges and opportunities for commercial realization of functionalized nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors. An assortment of nanomaterials has been investigated for their incorporation into electrochemical sensors. For example, carbon- based nanomaterials (carbon nanotube, graphene and carbon fiber), noble metals (Au, Ag and Pt), polymers (nafion, polypyrrole) and non-noble metal oxides (Fe2O3, NiO, and Co3O4). The most relevant materials are discussed in the book with an emphasis on their evaluation of their realization in commercial applications. Application areas touched on include the environment, food and medicine industries. Health, safety and regulation considerations are touched on, along with economic and commercialization trends. Introduces the principles of nanomaterials for electrochemical sensing applications Reviews the most relevant fabrication strategies for functionalized nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensing platforms Discusses considerations for the commercial realization of functionalized nanomaterial-based electrochemical sensors in the environment, food and point-of-care applications

Protective Textiles from Natural Resources

Protective Textiles from Natural Resources
Author: Md. Ibrahim H. Mondal
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 964
Release: 2022-06-23
ISBN 10: 0323904785
ISBN 13: 9780323904780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Protective Textiles from Natural Resources Book Review:

Protective Textiles from Natural Resources provides systematic coverage of the fundamentals, production methods, processing techniques, characterization techniques, properties and applications of natural textile products for protective purposes. The subject of this book is an important kind of technical textile designed to protect the wearer from injuries, illness and death. They offer enhanced protection against phenomena including heat, cold, flame, chemical, biological, nuclear agents, radiation, disaster and even ballistics. As no single type of clothing can be adequate for all kinds of protection, extensive research is carried out to develop protective clothing for specialized civilian and military applications. The latest research on the use of natural fibres in PPE is also covered, which could make a significant contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19. This comprehensive guide explores a wide variety of themes from material processing and design to finished products, through protection against specific hazards to specific applications, including all significant new developments on natural materials for protective textiles. Explains the latest technologies related to fibre extraction from natural sources, chemical treatments, weave constructions, fabric finishes and coatings. Includes the latest research on natural fibers in personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect wearers from bacterial and viral contamination. Explains the state of the art in testing methods and standards for protective clothing.

Chemical Methods

Chemical Methods
Author: Abdolhossein Hemmati Sarapardeh,Mahin Schaffie,Mohammad Ranjbar,Mingzhe Dong,Zhaomin Li
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 0128219327
ISBN 13: 9780128219324
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chemical Methods Book Review:

Chemical Methods, a new release in the Enhanced Oil Recovery series, helps engineers focus on the latest developments in one fast-growing area. Different techniques are described in addition to the latest technologies in data mining and hybrid processes. Beginning with an introduction to chemical concepts and polymer flooding, the book then focuses on more complex content, guiding readers into newer topics involving smart water injection and ionic liquids for EOR. Supported field case studies illustrate a bridge between research and practical application, thus making the book useful for academics and practicing engineers. This series delivers a multi-volume approach that addresses the latest research on various types of EOR. Supported by a full spectrum of contributors, this book gives petroleum engineers and researchers the latest developments and field applications to drive innovation for the future of energy. Presents the latest research and practical applications specific to chemical enhanced oil recovery methods Helps users understand new research on available technology, including chemical flooding specific to unconventional reservoirs and hybrid chemical options Includes additional methods, such as data mining applications and economic and environmental considerations

BioSensing Theranostics and Medical Devices

BioSensing  Theranostics  and Medical Devices
Author: Vivek Borse
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 9811627827
ISBN 13: 9789811627828
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nanobiosensors for Agricultural Medical and Environmental Applications

Nanobiosensors for Agricultural  Medical and Environmental Applications
Author: Mohd. Mohsin,Ruphi Naz,Altaf Ahmad
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2021-01-11
ISBN 10: 9811583463
ISBN 13: 9789811583469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanobiosensors for Agricultural Medical and Environmental Applications Book Review:

This informative book compiles the most up-to-date applications of nanobiosensors in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine. The introductory section describes different types of nanobiosensors and use of nanobiosensors towards a sustainable environment. The applications are divided into four broad sections for easy reading and understanding. The book discusses how manipulation, control and integration of atoms and molecules are used to form materials, structures, devices and systems in nano-scale. Chapters in the book shed light on the use of nanosensors in diagnostics and medical devices. Application in food processing as well as in cell signaling is also described. Nanobiosensors have immense use, and this book captures the most important ones.

Graphene Based Biopolymer Nanocomposites

Graphene Based Biopolymer Nanocomposites
Author: Bhasha Sharma,Purnima Jain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 323
Release: 2020-12-17
ISBN 10: 9811591806
ISBN 13: 9789811591808
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graphene Based Biopolymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

The book comprehensively covers the different topics of graphene based biopolymer and nanocomposites, mainly synthesis methods for the composite materials, various characterization techniques to study the superior properties and insights on potential advanced applications.The book will address and rectify the complications of using plastics that are non-degradable and has abhorrent impact on environment. The limitations of properties of biopolymer can be vanquished by employing graphene as a nanomaterial. Outstanding properties of graphene in accordance with biopolymer can be utilized to develop applications like water treatment, tissue engineering, photo-catalysts, super-absorbents. This is a useful reference source for both engineers and researchers working in composite materials science as well as the students attending materials science, physics, chemistry, and engineering courses.

Fluorescence Methods for Investigation of Living Cells and Microorganisms

Fluorescence Methods for Investigation of Living Cells and Microorganisms
Author: Natalia Grigoryeva
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2020-09
ISBN 10: 1839680393
ISBN 13: 9781839680397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics
Author: Raju Khan,Arpana Parihar,S.K. Sanghi
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN 10: 0128236515
ISBN 13: 9780128236512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics Book Review:

Early diagnosis of cancer and other non-oncological disorders gives a significant advantage for curing the disease and improving patient’s life expectancy. Recent advances in biosensor-based techniques which are designed for specific biomarkers can be exploited for early diagnosis of diseases. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics covers all available biosensor-based approaches and comprehensive technologies; along with their application in diagnosis, prognosis and therapeutic management of various oncological disorders. Besides this, current challenges and future aspects of these diagnostic approaches have also been discussed. This book offers a view of recent advances and is also helpful for designing new biosensor-based technologies in the field of medical science, engineering and biomedical technology. Biosensor Based Advanced Cancer Diagnostics helps biomedical engineers, researchers, molecular biologists, oncologists and clinicians with the development of point of care devices for disease diagnostics and prognostics. It also provides information on developing user friendly, sensitive, stable, accurate, low cost and minimally invasive modalities which can be adopted from lab to clinics. This book covers in-depth knowledge of disease biomarkers that can be exploited for designing and development of a range of biosensors. The editors have summarized the potential cancer biomarkers and methodology for their detection, plus transferring the developed system to clinical application by miniaturization and required integration with microfluidic systems. Covers design and development of advanced platforms for rapid diagnosis of cancerous biomarkers Takes a multidisciplinary approach to sensitive transducers development, nano-enabled advanced imaging, miniaturized analytical systems, and device packaging for point-of-care applications Offers an insight into how to develop cost-effective diagnostics for early detection of cancer

Supra materials Nanoarchitectonics

Supra materials Nanoarchitectonics
Author: Katsuhiko Ariga,Masakazu Aono
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN 10: 0323378307
ISBN 13: 9780323378307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Supra materials Nanoarchitectonics Book Review:

Supra-materials Nanoarchitectonics provides the latest information on design at the nanoscale, presenting a range of the new challenges that arise as the manipulation techniques that work at the macro- and micro-scale do not work at the nanoscale. The term nanoarchitectonics, coined by Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), describes the organized interactions required at the nanoscale, replacing the traditional structure-building approach used in materials design. Nanoarchitectonics approaches material design via a profound understanding of the interactions between individual nanostructures and their organization. As the nanoarchitectonics paradigm fits well with the discipline of supramolecular chemistry, this book brings together these two approaches to demonstrate the potential of supramolecular nanoarchitectonics in the development of new materials, both at the nano- and macro-scale. Written by the team that coined the term nanoarchitectonics, providing a detailed explanation of the approach and techniques of supramolecular nanoarchitectonics Demystifies materials design via organized interactions at the nanoscale Explains this new paradigm via practical scientific techniques

Smart Biomaterials

Smart Biomaterials
Author: Mitsuhiro Ebara,Yohei Kotsuchibashi,Ravin Narain,Naokazu Idota,Young-Jin Kim,John M. Hoffman,Koichiro Uto,Takao Aoyagi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2014-05-28
ISBN 10: 4431544003
ISBN 13: 9784431544005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Biomaterials Book Review:

This book provides comprehensive coverage of smart biomaterials and their potential applications, a field that is developing at a very rapid pace. Because smart biomaterials are an emerging class of biomaterials that respond to small changes in external stimuli with large discontinuous changes in their physical properties, they have been designed to act as an “on–off” switch for, among others, bio separation, immunoanalysis, drug delivery technologies, gene therapy, diagnostics, bio sensors and artificial muscles. After an introduction to the topic and the history of smart biomaterials, the author gives the reader an in-depth look at the properties, mechanics, and characterization of smart biomaterials including hydrogels, particles, assemblies, surfaces, fibers and conjugates. Information on the wide range of applications for these materials follows, including drug delivery, tissue engineering, diagnostics, biosensors, bio separation and actuators. In addition, recent advances in shape memory biomaterials as active components of medical devices are also presented.