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Carbon Nanotubes in Drug and Gene Delivery

Mahdi Karimi, Amir Ghasemi, Soroush Mirkiani, Masoud Mousavi Basri, Michael R Hamblin

Description

Recent important discoveries and developments in nanotechnology have had a remarkable and ever-increasing impact on many industries, especially materials science, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. Nanocarriers have been investigated for a wide variety of different medical applications. Some examples of these nanocarriers include polymersomes, liposomes, micelles and carbon-based nanomaterials. Within this book, the authors describe different features of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), survey the properties of both the multi-walled and single-walled varieties, and cover their applications in drug and gene delivery. In addition, the book explains the structure and properties of CNTs prepared by different method, and discussed their isolation and purification.

About Editors

Mahdi Karimi, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Nanotechnology at Iran University of Medical Sciences.

Amir Ghasemi is Engineering Expert at Parsa Polymer Sharif.

Soroush Mirkiani is currently studying degradable Brushite bone cements at The University of Tehran Faculty of New Sciences and Technologies.

Seyed Masoud Mousavi Basri is affiliated with the Bioenvironmental Research Center at Sharif University of Technology.

Michael R Hamblin, PhD, is a principal investigator at the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.


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Paperback ISBN: 9780750328838

Ebook ISBN: 9781681742625

DOI: 10.1088/978-1-6817-4261-8

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

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