Nanoarchitectonics for Smart Delivery and Drug Targeting is one of the first books on the market to exclusively focus on the topic of nanoarchitectonics, a rapidly developing area of nanotechnology which allows scientists to arrange nanoscale structural units, typically a group of atoms or molecules, in an intended configuration.
This book assesses novel applications of nanomaterials in the areas of smart delivery and drug targeting using nanoarchitectonics and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each application.
Alina-Maria Holban is a Lecturer in Microbiology and Immunology, at the Faculty of Biology, University of Bucharest and her research focuses on the investigation of biological and antimicrobial effect of nanostructured materials. Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
Part 1: Smart Delivery 1: Therapeutic Nanostructures: Application of Mechanical Engineering in Drug Delivery 2: Nanoarchitectured Biomaterials: Present Status and Future Prospects in Drug Delivery 3: Smart Nanopolysaccharides for the Delivery of Bioactives 4: Drug-Delivery Applications of Cellulose Nanofibrils 5: Nanoarchitectured Polysaccharide-Based Drug Carrier for Ocular Therapeutics 6: Current Polyesteric Systems for Advanced Drug Delivery 7: Nanobiomaterials Architectured for Improved Delivery of Antimalaria Drugs 8: Formulation of Innovative Hybrid Chitosan/TiO2- and Chitosan/SiO2-Based Drug-Delivery Systems 9: Lanthanide Ions Doped Upconversion Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Surface Engineering, and Application in Drug Delivery 10: Nanocomposite Drug Carriers 11: Lipid Nanoparticle Formulations for Enhanced Antituberculosis Therapy 12: Relevant Aspects on Peptide Delivery from Nanostructured Therapeutic Systems 13: Nanoarchitectured Mesoporous Silica-Based Drug-Delivery Systems: Toward Perfect Nanomedicine 14: Recent Advances in Self-Emulsifying Drug-Delivery Systems for Oral Delivery of Cancer Chemotherapeutics 15: Scientometric Overview in Nanobiodrugs Part 2: Drug Targeting 16: Polymer: Lipid Hybrid Nanostructures in Cancer Drug Delivery: Successes and Limitations 17: Carbon Nanotubes: A Promising Carrier for Drug Delivery and Targeting 18: Polymeric Nanoparticles as siRNA Drug Delivery System for Cancer Therapy: The Long Road to Therapeutic Efficiency 19: Polymeric Nanobiomaterials for Tumor Targeting 20: Alginate Containing Nanoarchitectonics for Improved Cancer Therapy 21: Multifunctional Magnetic Nanostructures for Cancer Hyperthermia Therapy 22: Advances in Lasers and Nanoparticles in Treatment and Targeting of Epithelial Originated Cancers 23: Gold Nanoparticles: Their Properties and Role as Therapeutic Anticancer Agents 24: Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy 25: Nanoparticle and Targeted Systems for Colon Cancer Therapy 26: Nanohybrid Stimuli-Responsive Microgels: A New Approach in Cancer Therapy 27: Multifunctional Magnetic Liposomes for Cancer Imaging and Therapeutic Applications 28: The Chemotherapeutic Potential of Gold Nanoparticles Against Human Carcinomas: A Review 29: Nanotherapeutic Platforms for Cancer Treatment: From Preclinical Development to Clinical Application 30: The Scientometric Overview in Cancer Targeting