The new book series 'Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences' is the first comprehensive source on the topics where materials science and life sciences meet on the nanoscale. Each volume provides a concise overview of the underlying nanotechnologies for the design, creation and characterization of biomedical applications, collating the many articles found in the relevant specialized journals but as yet unseen by those working in other disciplines. Written by international experts describing the various facets of nanofabrication, the ten volumes of this single source of information cover the complete range of synthetic methods, tools and techniques being developed towards medical, biological and cybernetic applications. This volume covers the synthetic and materials aspects of instilling biocompatibility into nanomaterials with properties desirable for advanced medical and biological applications. Essential reading for anyone working in the various related disciplines: from medicine and biology through chemistry, materials science and physics to engineering.
Challa Kumar is currently the Group Leader of Nanofabrication at the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Baton Rouge, USA. His research interests are in developing novel synthetic methods for functional nanomaterials and innovative therapeutic, diagnostic and sensory tools based on nanotechnology. He has eight years of industrial R&D experience working for Imperial Chemical Industries and United Breweries prior to joining CAMD. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, an international peer reviewed journal published by American Scientific Publishers, and the series editor for the ten-volume book series Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) published by Wiley-VCH. He worked at the Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich, Germany, as a post doctoral fellow and at the Max Planck Institute for Carbon Research in Mulheim, Germany, as an invited scientist. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in synthetic organic chemistry from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanti Nilayam, India.
Preface. List of Contributors. 1. Biofunctionalization of Fluorescent Nanoparticles (M. Murcia & C. Naumann). 2. Biofunctionalization of Carbon Nanotubes (E. Bekyarova, et al.). 3. Biofunctionalization of Magnetic Nanoparticles (Y. Gao). 4. Biofunctionalization of Gold Nanoparticles (M. Zheng & X. Huang). 5. Biofunctionalization of Phospholipid Polymeric Nanoparticles (J. Watanabe, et al.). 6. Biofunctionalization of Metallic Nanoparticles and Microarrays for Biomolecular Detection (G. Festag, et al.). 7. Conjugation of Nanomaterials with Proteins (M. Meziani, et al.). 8. Stabilization and Functionalization of Metallic Nanoparticles: the Peptide Route (R. Levy & R. Doty). 9. Folate-linked Lipid-based Nanoparticles for Tumor-targeted Gene Therapy (Y. Hattori & Y. Maitani). 10. Magnetic Core Conducting Polymer Shell Nanocomposites for DNA Attachment and Hybridization (J. Lellouche). 11. Gelatin Nanoparticles and Their Biofunctionalization (S. Kommareddy, et al.). Index.