About this book
This book compiles the fundamentals, applications and viable product strategies of biomimetic lipid membranes into a single, comprehensive source. It broadens its perspective to interdisciplinary realms incorporating medicine, biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, as well as engineering and pharmacy at large. The book guides readers from membrane structure and models to biophysical chemistry and functionalization of membrane surfaces. It then takes the reader through a myriad of surface-sensitive techniques before delving into cutting-edge applications that could help inspire new research directions. With more than half the world's drugs and various toxins targeting these crucial structures, the book addresses a topic of major importance in the field of medicine, particularly biosensor design, diagnostic tool development, vaccine formulation, micro/nano-array systems, and drug screening/development.
- Provides fundamental knowledge on biomimetic lipid membranes;
- Addresses some of biomimetic membrane types, preparation methods, properties and characterization techniques;
- Explains state-of-art technological developments that incorporate microfluidic systems, array technologies, lab-on-a-chip-tools, biosensing, and bioprinting techniques;
- Describes the integration of biomimetic membranes with current top-notch tools and platforms;
- Examines applications in medicine, pharmaceutical industry, and environmental monitoring.
Biomimetic Models Lipid Membranes Membrane Biophysics Membrane Dynamics Surface Chemistry Surface sensing techniques Microfluidics biomimetic membranes for water purification Biomedical applications Biosensing applications Diagnostics Biomimetic Membranes for Sensor