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Applications for Nanomedicine

Edited by Rosario Pignatello

University of Catania, Italy

These contribution books collect reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of biomaterial development and use. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions were selected not based on a direct market or clinical interest, but on results coming from a very fundamental studies. This too will allow to gain a more general view of what and how the various biomaterials can do and work for, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop and characterize them, without the restrictions necessary imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Biomaterial constructs and supramolecular assemblies have been studied, for example, as drug and protein carriers, tissue scaffolds, or to manage the interactions between artificial devices and the body. In this volume of the biomaterial series have been gathered in particular reviews and papers focusing on the application of new and known macromolecular compounds to nanotechnology and nanomedicine, along with their chemical and mechanical engineering aimed to fit specific biomedical purposes.

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BiomaterialsApplications for NanomedicineEdited by Rosario Pignatello

Published: November 16th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1957

ISBN: 978-953-307-661-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4399-4

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

81503 Total Chapter Downloads

84 Crossref Citations

332 Web of Science Citations

286 Dimensions Citations


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1. Bioactive Ceramics as Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Carriers

By Sayed Mahmood Rabiee


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2. Collagen- vs. Gelatine-Based Biomaterials and Their Biocompatibility: Review and Perspectives

By Selestina Gorgieva and Vanja Kokol


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3. Hydrogel Scaffolds Contribute to the Osteogenesis and Chondrogenesis in the Small Osteochongral Defects

By Miroslav Petrtyl, Jaroslav Lisal, Ladislav Senolt, Zdenek Bastl, Zdenek Krulis, Marketa Polanska, Hana Hulejova, Pavel Cerny and Jana Danesova


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4. Development and Applications of Varieties of Bioactive Glass Compositions in Dental Surgery, Third Generation Tissue Engineering, Orthopaedic Surgery and as Drug Delivery System

By Samit Kumar Nandi, Biswanath Kundu and Someswar Datta


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5. Elasticity of Spider Dragline Silks Viewed as Nematics: Yielding Induced by Isotropic-Nematic Phase Transition

By Linying Cui, Fei Liu and Zhong-Can Ou-Yang


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6. Application of Low-Temperature Plasma Processes for Biomaterials

By Michael Schlosser Uwe Walschus, Karsten Schröder, Birgit Finke, Barbara Nebe, Jürgen Meichsner, Rainer Hippler, Rainer Bader and Andreas Podbielski


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7. δ-Free FoF1-ATPase, Nanomachine and Biosensor

By Jia-Chang Yue, Yao-Gen Shu, Pei-Rong Wang and Xu Zhang


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8. PLGA-Alendronate Conjugate as a New Biomaterial to Produce Osteotropic Drug Nanocarriers

By Rosario Pignatello


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9. Complete Healing of Severe Experimental Osseous Infections Using a Calcium-Deficient Apatite as a Drug-Delivery System

By G. Amador Del Valle, H. Gautier, A. Gaudin, V. Le Mabecque, A.F. Miegeville, J.M. Bouler, J. Caillon, P. Weiss, G. Potel and C. Jacqueline


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10. Nanocrystalline Diamond Films: Applications and Advances in Nanomedicine

By Ying-Chieh Chen, Don-Ching Lee and Ing-Ming Chiu


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11. Transfection of Bone Cells In Vivo Using HA-Ceramic Particles - Histological Study

By Patrick Frayssinet and Nicole Rouquet


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12. Magnetite Nanoparticles for Cell Lysis Implanted Into Bone - Histological and TEM Study

By Patrick Frayssinet, Didier Mathon, Marylène Combacau and Nicole Rouquet


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13. Polysaccharides as Excipients for Ocular Topical Formulations

By Ylenia Zambito and Giacomo Di Colo


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14. Nacre, a Natural Biomaterial

By Marthe Rousseau


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15. Alumina and Zirconia Ceramic for Orthopaedic and Dental Devices

By Giulio Maccauro, Pierfrancesco Rossi Iommetti, Luca Raffaelli and Paolo Francesco Manicone


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16. Natural-Based Polyurethane Biomaterials for Medical Applications

By Doina Macocinschi, Daniela Filip and Stelian Vlad


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17. Collagen-Based Drug Delivery Systems for Tissue Engineering

By Mădălina Georgiana Albu, Irina Titorencu and Mihaela Violeta Ghica


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18. The Use of Biomaterials to Treat Abdominal Hernias

By Luciano Zogbi


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19. Biopolymers as Wound Healing Materials: Challenges and New Strategies

By Ali Demir Sezer and Erdal Cevher


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20. Cellular Systems and Biomaterials for Nerve Regeneration in Neurotmesis Injuries

By Ana Colette Maurício, Andrea Gärtner, Paulo Armada-da-Silva, Sandra Amado, Tiago Pereira, António Prieto Veloso, Artur Varejão, Ana Lúcia Luís and Stefano Geuna


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21. Extracellular Matrix Adjuvant for Vaccines

By Mark A. Suckow, Rae Ritchie and Amy Overby


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