Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

and Drug Delivery

Editors: Mathew Sebastian, MD
Neethu Ninan
A. K. Haghi, PhD

Nanomedicine <br>and Drug Delivery

Available now.
Pub Date: July 2012
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895178
Pages: 320pp
Binding Type: hardbound
Series: Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume: Volume 1

This forward-looking book focuses on the recent advances in nanomedicine and drug delivery. It outlines the extraordinary new tools that have become available in nanomedicine and presents an integrated set of perspectives that describe where we are now and where we should be headed to put nanomedicine devices into applications as quickly as possible, while also considering the possible dangers of nanomedicine.

The book considers the full range of nanomedicinal applications that employ molecular nanotechnology inside the human body, from the perspective of a future practitioner in an era of widely available nanomedicine.

Written by some of the most innnovative minds in medicine and engineering, this unique volume will help professionals understand cutting-edge and futuristic areas of research that can have tremendous payoff in terms of improving human health. Readers will find insightful discussions of nanostructured intelligent materials and devices that are considered technically feasible and which have a high potential to produce advances in medicine in the near future.

Topics include:

  • health benefits of phytochemicals and the application of colloidal delivery systems
  • study of non-covalent attachment of recombinant targeting proteins to polymer-modified Adenoviral gene delivery vectors
  • the role of nanoparticles as adjuvants for mucosal vaccine delivery
  • poly(amido-amine)s as delivery styems for biologically active substances
  • antimicrobial activity of silver nanoparticles
  • nanomedicine in the use of cancer treatment
  • dendrimers, capsules based on lipid vesicles for drug delivery
  • many other recent achievements

Chapter 1: Ethosomes as Non-Invasive Loom for Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems
Sudhakar C. K, Nitish Upadhyay, Sanjay Jain, and R. Narayana Charyulu

Chapter 2: Colloidal Delivery Systems for Phytochemicals

Ashok R. Patel

Chapter 3: Polymer-Modified Gene Delivery Vectors Retargeted with Recombinant Proteins

R. Pola, M. Pechar, K. Ulbrich, R. C. Carlisle, R. A. Willemsen, and L.W. Seymour

Chapter 4: Study of Drug Transport Properties of Acrylic-Based Iron (III) Oxide-Filled IPN

S. Goswami, K. Kiran, A. B. Panda, P. P. Sharma, S. K. Mahapatra, S. V. Bhoraskar, and I. Banerjee

Chapter 5: Poly(amido-amine)s as Carriers for Intracellular Delivery of Drugs and Proteins

Fabio Fenili, Elena Ferrari, Amedea Manfredi, Roberta Cavalli, Simon C.W. Richardson, Elisabetta Ranucci, and Paolo Ferruti

Chapter 6: Nanoparticles as Adjuvant(s) for Mucosal Vaccine Delivery

P. N. Gupta, G. D. Singh, S. C. Sharma, S. Singh, M. K. Tikoo, N. Gupta, and R. K. Johri

Chapter 7: Biosynthesis of Silver Nanoparticles, Characterization and Their Antimicrobial Activity

K. Mallikarjuna, G. Narasimha, B. V. Subba Reddy, B. Sreedhar, G. R. Dillip, and B. Deva Prasad Raju

Chapter 8: Gold-Peptide Nanoparticles Activation of Macrophages

Jagat.R.Kanwar, Ganesh Mahidhara, and Rupinder. K. Kanwar

Chapter 9: Combating Infectious Diseases: Nanotechnology-Based Drug Delivery

Zahoor Ahmad and Rajesh Pandey

Chapter 10: Dendrimers in Biology and Medicine

Dzmitry Shcharbin, Volha Dzmitruk, Inessa Halets, Elzbieta Pedziwiatr-Werbicka, and Maria Bryszewska

Chapter 11: Capsules Based on Lipid Vesicles: Potentiality for Drug Delivery

Brigitte Pépin-Donat, Francois Quemeneur, Marguerite Rinaudo, and Clément Campillo

Chapter 12: A Simulation Study on the Transport of Ions Through Ion Channels

Keka Talukdar and Apurba Krishna Mitra

Chapter 13: Effects of Intranasal Administration of Interferon-Alpha on Rat Behavior

Loginova N. A., Sarkisova K. Yu., Kurskaya O. V., and Loseva E. V.

Chapter 14: Neurotransplantation of Neural and Mesenchymal Stem Cells for
Correction of Posthypoxic Disorders

Loseva E. V. , Podgornyi O. V., Poltavtseva R. A., Marey M. V., Loginova N. A.,
Kurskaya O. V., Sukhikh G. T., Chilachyan R. K., and Aleksandrova M. A.

Chapter 15: Spray Drying in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: An Overview

Prathima Srinivas

Chapter 16: RNA-Nanotechnology in Nanomedicine

Wade W. Grabow, Kirill A. Afonin, Paul Zakrevsky, Faye M. Walker, Erin R. Calkins, Cody Geary, Wojciech Kasprzak, Eckart Bindewald, Bruce A. Shapiro and Luc Jaeger


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Mathew Sebastian, MD
Senior Consultant Surgeon, Elisabethinin Hospital, Klagenfurt, Austria; Austrian Association for Ayurveda

Dr. Mathew Sebastian has a degree in surgery (1976) with specialization in Ayurveda. He holds several diplomas in acupuncture, neural therapy (pain therapy), manual therapy and vascular diseases. He was a missionary doctor in Mugana Hospital, Bukoba in Tansania, Africa (1976- 1978) and underwent surgical training in different hospitals in Austria, Germany, and India for more than 10 years. Since 2000 he is the doctor in charge of the Ayurveda and Vein Clinic in Klagenfurt, Austria. At present he is a Consultant Surgeon Privatclinic Maria Hilf, Klagenfurt. He is a member of the scientific advisory committee of the European Academy for Ayurveda, Birstein, Germany, and TAM advisory committee (Traditional Asian Medicine, Sector Ayurveda) of the Austrian Ministry for Health, Vienna. He conducted an International Ayurveda Congress in Klagenfurt, Austria, in 2010. He has several publications to his name.

Neethu Ninan
Doctoral Researcher in Nanomedicine, University of South Brittany, France, and Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Neethu Ninan is doing joint doctoral research in nanomedicine and tissue engineering at both the University of South Brittany (Lorient, France) and the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

A. K. Haghi, PhD
Associate Member of University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

A. K. Haghi, PhD, holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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