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Advances in Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

Polymeric, nanocarbon and bio-inspired
Mahdi Karimi, Navid Rabiee, Maryam Rad Mansouri, Michael R Hamblin


Nanomedicine is a developing field that includes different disciplines such as material science, chemistry, and engineering and medicine devoted to the design, synthesis and construction of high-tech nanostructures. The ability of these structures to have their chemical and physical properties tuned by structural modification, has allowed their use in drug-delivery systems, gene-therapy delivery and various types of theranostic approaches. Colloidal noble metal nanoparticles and other nanostructures have many therapeutic and diagnostic applications. The concept of drug targeting as a magic bullet has led to much research in chemical modification to design and optimize the binding to targeted receptors. It is important to understand the precise relationship between the drug and the carrier, and its ability to target specific tissues, and pathogens to make an efficient drug-delivery system. This book covers advances based on different drug-delivery systems: polymeric and hyper-branched nanomaterials, carbon-based nanomaterials, nature-inspired nanomaterials and pathogen-based carriers.

About Editors

Mahdi Karimi received his BSc in medical laboratory science from the Iran University of Medical Sciences. He then earned an MSc in medical biotechnology from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and joined the Tarbiat Modares University as a PhD student in nanobiotechnology. He went on to join the department of medical nanotechnology at Iran University of Medical Sciences as an assistant professor.

Navid Rabiee graduated with a BSc from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran, in 2016. In 2018, he received his MSc in inorganic chemistry from Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. In 2017, he joined the Advances Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicine Research Group to collaborate with Mahdi Karimi's research lab at the Iran University of Medical Science, in association Michael R Hamblin from Harvard Medical School, USA.

Michael R Hamblin is a principal investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Photobiomodulation, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery and he has authored or edited 23 textbooks on photodynamic therapy and photomedicine.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Drug Delivery Approaches
2.1. Survey of Chemical and Physical Properties of Nanomaterials
2.2. Critical Advances in Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
Chapter 3
Polymeric and Hyper-Branched Nanoparticles and Dendrimers
3.1. Polymeric Nanomaterials
3.2. Dendrimer Nanostructures
Chapter 4
Advances in Nature-Inspired Nanomaterials
4.1. Polysaccharide-based nanomaterials
4.2. Cellulose-based nanostructures
4.3. Hyaluronic acid-decorated structures
4.4. Chitosan-based nanoparticles
Chapter 5
Carbon-based Nanomaterials
5.1. Multi-walled/single-walled carbon nanotubes
5.2. Quantum dot-based approaches
Chapter 6
Aptamers and pathogen-based carriers
6.1. Aptamers
6.2 Virus-based approaches
6.3 Bacterial-based approaches


Paperback ISBN: 9780750329590

Ebook ISBN: 9781681742908

DOI: 10.1088/2053-2571/aadd7c

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers


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