About the book
The use of nanostructured materials has created breakthroughs in the biomedical research field and the recent advances in nanoparticles research have contributed to the growing interest of the scientific community.
Nanoparticles are colloidal carriers with dimensions on the nanoscale with unique optical, electronic and magnetic properties due to their high surface area-to-volume ratio. These unique properties are attractive for several biomedical applications, from diagnosis to treatment of several diseases. The nanoparticles surface can be easily tuned with several moieties for different purposes such as target drug delivery, biosensing, antigen recognition, improved stabilization and controlled release of therapeutic molecules. Thus, nanoparticles can be used as early diagnosis tools, contrast imaging agents and as drug delivery systems.
This book will be relevant for a broad scientific community providing a comprehensive overview of the recent advances on nanoparticles research for different biomedical applications, focusing on the methods for synthesis, characterization, in vitro/vivo evaluation.