Carbon Nanostructures

Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications

Editors: Klingeler, Rüdiger, Sim, Robert B. (Eds.)

  • Presents promising new ways for diagnostic and therapeutic applications
  • Combines contributions from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and medicine
  • Highlights the potential of nanotubes for therapeutic applications
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This book explores the potential of multi-functional carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications. It combines contributions from chemistry, physics, biology, engineering, and medicine. The complete overview of the state-of-the-art addresses different synthesis and biofunctionalisation routes and shows the structural and magnetic properties of nanotubes relevant to biomedical applications. Particular emphasis is put on the interaction of carbon nanotubes with biological environments, i.e. toxicity, biocompatibility, cellular uptake, intracellular distribution, interaction with the immune system and environmental impact. The insertion of NMR-active substances allows diagnostic usage as markers and sensors, e.g. for imaging and contactless local temperature sensing. The potential of nanotubes for therapeutic applications is highlighted by studies on chemotherapeutic drug filling and release, targeting and magnetic hyperthermia studies for anti-cancer treatment at the cellular level.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Exploring Carbon Nanotubes and Their Interaction with Cells Using Atomic Force Microscopy

    Lamprecht, Constanze (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes for Therapeutic Applications

    Raffa, Vittoria (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Carbon Nanotubes in Regenerative Medicine

    Paratala, Bhavna S. (et al.)

    Pages 27-39

  • Filling of Carbon Nanotubes with Compounds in Solution or Melted Phase

    Lukanov, P. (et al.)

    Pages 41-65

  • Filling of Carbon Nanotubes: Containers for Magnetic Probes and Drug Delivery

    Borowiak-Palen, E. (et al.)

    Pages 67-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications
Editors
  • Rüdiger Klingeler
  • Robert B. Sim
Series Title
Carbon Nanostructures
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-14802-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-14802-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-14801-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26709-3
Series ISSN
2191-3005
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 278
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