Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Girishchandra B. Patel, Wangxue Chen
    Pages 17-40
  3. Anne Saupe, Thomas Rades
    Pages 41-50
  4. Tooru Ooya, Sang Cheon Lee, Kang Moo Huh, Kinam Park
    Pages 51-73
  5. Ajay Awati, Paul J. Moughan
    Pages 87-94
  6. Marek Langner, Arkadiusz Kozubek
    Pages 113-138
  7. Paulina Wyrozumska, Katarzyna Stebelska, Michal Grzybek, Aleksander F. Sikorski
    Pages 139-174
  8. Zacharias E. Suntres, Abdelwahab Omri
    Pages 191-205
  9. Konstantinos Gardikis, Sophia Hatziantoniou, Kyriakos Viras, Matthias Wagner, Costas Demetzos
    Pages 207-220
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 221-225

About this book

Introduction

Nanobiotechnology is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. It is a combination of nanoscience and biotechnology and covers areas ranging from gene transfer and nanoencapsulation to food technology. Nanocarriers are a leading nanobiotechnology tool with the ability to provide protection, site-specific delivery, enhanced bioavailability and controlled release of pharmaceuticals, genetic material, imaging agents, nutraceuticals and cosmetics to name a few. For this reason, the study of nanocarriers, their properties and applications has attracted a great deal of interest over recent years. Designed as an advanced survey of the field, this book describes the key research parameters of nanocarrier technologies including their preparation methods, evaluation of their safety and efficiency, their interaction with biologicals and their application in biotechnology, drug delivery, gene therapy and food technology areas.

Keywords

Bioactive agents Controlled release Drug delivery Gene therapy Lipid Nanocar Nanocariers biotechnology gene transfer preparation

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Reza Mozafari
    • 1
  1. 1.Riddet CentreMassey UniversityNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-5041-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Netherlands 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-5040-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-5041-1
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