Nanomaterial Interfaces in Biology

Methods and Protocols

  • Paolo Bergese
  • Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1025)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Making Bio–Nano Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel F. Moyano, Bradley Duncan, Vincent M. Rotello
      Pages 3-8
    3. Sunho Park
      Pages 9-18
    4. Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam
      Pages 19-27
    5. Christina M. Tyrakowski, Adela Isovic, Preston T. Snee
      Pages 29-45
    6. W. Russ Algar, Juan B. Blanco-Canosa, Rachel L. Manthe, Kimihiro Susumu, Michael H. Stewart, Philip E. Dawson et al.
      Pages 47-73
    7. Isabel Pastoriza-Santos, Luis M. Liz-Marzán
      Pages 75-93
    8. Laura Sola, Marina Cretich, Francesco Damin, Marcella Chiari
      Pages 95-107
    9. Francesca Frascella, Carlo Ricciardi
      Pages 109-115
  3. Characterizing Bio–Nano Interfaces

  4. Implementing Bio–Nano Interfaces

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 199-199
    2. Zaki G. Estephan, Joseph B. Schlenoff
      Pages 201-205
    3. Daniel Montiel, Emma V. Yates, Li Sun, Marissa M. Sampias, John Malona, Erik J. Sorensen et al.
      Pages 237-250
    4. Victor Ramos-Perez, Anna Cifuentes, Núria Coronas, Ana de Pablo, Salvador Borrós
      Pages 261-268
    5. Daniele Pezzoli, Anna Kajaste-Rudnitski, Roberto Chiesa, Gabriele Candiani
      Pages 269-279
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-293

About this book


The intersection of nanotechnology with biology has given rise to numerous ideas for new ways to use nanotechnology for biological applications. Nanomaterials possess unique size- and material-dependent properties which make them attractive for improving regular biomedical fields, such as drug delivery, imaging, therapy, and diagnostics. Divided into three convenient sections, Nanomaterial Interfaces in Biology: Methods and Protocols covers protocols describing synthesis, fabrication, and construction of bio-nanomaterial interfaces, characterization protocols of bio-nanomaterial interfaces, and applications which utilize the bio-nanomaterial interfaces. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Authoritative and accessible Nanomaterial Interfaces in Biology: Methods and Protocols will serve the new and emerging scientific community, enabling new capabilities and technologies that were not previously possible in medicine and biology.


bio-nano interfaces biological applications biological media nanoparticles nanotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Paolo Bergese
    • 1
  • Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto di Ingegneria MeccanicaUniversità degli Studi di BresciaBresciaItaly
  2. 2.Dept of Mechanical EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-62703-461-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-62703-462-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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