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Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/affcontent/?tt=3721_135171_69066_&r=/research/svn5wb/nanomedicine_tech ) has announced the addition of Woodhead Publishing Ltd's new book "Nanomedicine: Technologies and applications" to their offering.

Research and Markets: Nanomedicine: Technologies and Applications

Dublin, Ireland | Posted on September 8th, 2012

Nanotechnology is at the forefront of advances in medicine. Nanomedicine: Technologies and applications provides an important review of this exciting technology and its growing range of applications.

After an introduction to nanomedicine, part one discusses key materials and their properties, including nanocrystalline metals and alloys, nanoporous gold and hydroxyapatite coatings. Part two goes on to review nanomedicine for therapeutics and imaging, before nanomedicine for soft tissue engineering is discussed in part three, including organ regeneration, skin grafts, nanotubes and self-assembled nanomaterials. Finally, nanomedicine for bone and cartilage tissue engineering is the focus of part four, with electrically active biocomposites for smart scaffolds investigated alongside cartilage and bone tissue engineering, regeneration and replacement.

With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Nanomedicine: Technologies and applications is an indispensible guide for all those involved in the research, development and application of this exciting technology, whilst providing a comprehensive introduction for students and academics interested in this field.

Key Topics Covered:

PART 1 MATERIALS, PROPERTIES AND CONSIDERATIONS

Introduction to nanomedicine

Trends in nanomedicine

Biomedical nanocrystalline metals and alloys: structure, properties and applications

Nanoporous gold for biomedical applications: structure, properties and applications

Hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings for biomaterials

PART 2 NANOMEDICINE FOR THERAPEUTICS AND IMAGING

Calcium-phosphate coated magnetic nanoparticles for treating bone diseases

Orthopaedic carbon nanotube biosensors for controlled drug delivery

Nanostructured selenium anti-cancer coatings for orthopaedic applications

Nanoparticulate targeted drug delivery using peptides and proteins

Nanotechnology for DNA and RNA delivery

Gold nanoshells for imaging and photothermal ablation of cancer

Microfluidics for testing and delivering nanomedicine

Zinc oxide nanowires for biomedical sensing and analysis

PART 3 NANOMEDICINE FOR SOFT TISSUE ENGINEERING

Nanotechnology and tissue engineered organ regeneration

Rapid fabrication of biomimetic nanofiber-enabled skin grafts

Nanotubes for tissue engineering

Self-assembled nanomaterials for tissue engineering applications

PART 4 NANOMEDICINE FOR BONE AND CARTILAGE TISSUE ENGINEERING

Electrically active biocomposites for smart scaffolds for bone tissue engineering

Nanotechnology for cartilage and bone regeneration

Nanostructured materials for bone tissue replacement

Nanocomposites for cartilage regeneration

Author

Dr Thomas J. Webster is Director of the Nanomedicine Laboratory and Associate Professor in the Schools of Engineering and Orthopedic Surgery at Brown University, USA. The founding editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nanomedicine, Professor Webster is also on the editorial board of 10 other journals, has organized over 25 symposia at academic conferences, and has won multiple awards for his research.

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/affcontent/?tt=3721_135171_69066_&r=/research/svn5wb/nanomedicine_tech
Source: Woodhead Publishing Ltd

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