Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering

Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications

Editors: Zhang, Mei, Naik, Rajesh R., Dai, Liming (Eds.)

  • Covers the latest developments in carbon nanomaterials for biomedical applications
  • Features a systematic approach from materials synthesis and functionalization to biomedical applications
  • Includes in-depth discussions and extensive reference lists for each topic
  • Allows materials researchers to understand the clinical targets and other requirements for biomedical applications of carbon nanomaterials
  • Offers insight into the optimization of properties by functionalization of carbon nanomaterials for specific applications
  • Provides balanced and comprehensive coverage from leading experts throughout the world
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About this book

This book covers a wide range of topics relating to carbon nanomaterials, from synthesis and functionalization to applications in advanced biomedical devices and systems. As they possess unique and attractive chemical, physical, optical, and even magnetic properties for various applications, considerable effort has been made to employ carbon nanomaterials (e.g., fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nanodiamond) as new materials for the development of novel biomedical tools, such as diagnostic sensors, imaging agents, and drug/gene delivery systems for both diagnostics and clinical treatment. Tremendous progress has been made and the scattered literature continues to grow rapidly.

With chapters by world-renowned experts providing an overview of the state of the science as well as an understanding of the challenges that lie ahead, Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications is essential reading not only for experienced scientists and engineers in biomedical and nanomaterials areas, but also for graduate students and advanced undergraduates in materials science and engineering, chemistry, and biology.

About the authors

Mei Zhang is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering.  She also holds a joint appointment in University Hospitals-Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. Zhang's expertise ranges across the synthesis and characterization of polymers and nanomaterials, nanotechnology, tumor immunology, and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer. Her primary research interest is to apply polymer materials to the design and development of novel nanoparticle systems for multifunctional applications, including gene drug delivery, biomedical imaging, and bio-energy systems (e.g., bio-fuel cells).

Rajesh Naik is the Research Group Leader in the Soft Matter Materials Branch of the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Air Force Research Laboratory. Naik’s expertise is in the area of biomaterials, nanomaterials, and bionanotechnology. His interests is primarily in developing biomimetic materials and devices for aerospace applications.

Liming Dai is the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). He is also director of the Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (CASE4Carbon). Before joining the CWRU, he was an associate professor of polymer engineering at the University of Akron and the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton. Dr. Dai’s expertise lies across the synthesis, chemical modification and device fabrication of conjugated polymers and carbon nanomaterials for energy-related and biomedical applications.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Perspectives on Carbon Nanomaterials in Medicine Based upon Physicochemical Properties: Nanotubes, Nanodiamonds, and Carbon Nanobombs

    Schrand, Amanda M.

    Pages 3-29

  • Carbon Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

    Cheng, Rumei (et al.)

    Pages 31-80

  • Cytotoxicity, Drug Delivery, and Photothermal Therapy of Functionalized Carbon Nanomaterials

    Wang, Ye (et al.)

    Pages 81-111

  • Carbon Nanotubes with Special Architectures for Biomedical Applications

    Li, Jun, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 113-143

  • Photodynamic Therapy with Water-Soluble Cationic Fullerene Derivatives

    Wang, Min (et al.)

    Pages 145-200

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbon Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications
Editors
  • Mei Zhang
  • Rajesh R. Naik
  • Liming Dai
Series Title
Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22861-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22861-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22860-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34294-8
Series ISSN
2195-0644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 576
Number of Illustrations and Tables
78 b/w illustrations, 154 illustrations in colour
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