Thermodynamics and Biophysics of Biomedical Nanosystems

Applications and Practical Considerations

  • Costas Demetzos
  • Natassa Pippa

Part of the Series in BioEngineering book series (SERBIOENG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Costas Demetzos, Natassa Pippa
    Pages 1-11
  3. Thomas Heimburg
    Pages 39-61
  4. Christina Ploumi, Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Nektarios Tavernarakis
    Pages 105-145
  5. Roberta Lanfranco, Bortolo M. Mognetti, Gilles Bruylants
    Pages 147-182
  6. George S. Theodorou, Dimitra Patsiaoura, Eleana Kontonasaki, Konstantinos Chrissafis
    Pages 245-295
  7. Maria Chountoulesi, Nikolaos Naziris, Natassa Pippa, Stergios Pispas, Costas Demetzos
    Pages 297-337
  8. Dimitrios Ntountaniotis, Tahsin F. Kellici, Paraskevi Gkeka, Zoe Cournia, Ioannis Galdadas, Gregor Mali et al.
    Pages 339-364
  9. Karolina Sapoń, Teresa Janas, Tadeusz Janas
    Pages 365-396
  10. Michelina Catauro, Stefano Vecchio Ciprioti
    Pages 445-475

About this book


This book highlights the recent advances of thermodynamics and biophysics in drug delivery nanosystems and in biomedical nanodevices. The up-to-date book provides an in-depth knowledge of bio-inspired nanotechnological systems for pharmaceutical applications.

Biophysics and thermodynamics, supported by mathematics, are the locomotive by which the drug transportation and the targeting processes will be achieved under the light of the modern pharmacotherapy. They are considered as scientific tools that promote the understanding of physicochemical and thermotropic functionality and behavior of artificial cell membranes and structures like nanoparticulate systems. Therefore, this book focusses on new aspects of biophysics and thermodynamics as important elements for evaluating biomedical nanosystems, and it correlates their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamical behaviour with those of a living organism.


drug delivery nanosystems biomedical nanodevices nano thermotropic behavior nanoparticle stability lipid thermodynamics liposomal formula nanothermodynamics lipid membranes

Editors and affiliations

  • Costas Demetzos
    • 1
  • Natassa Pippa
    • 2
  1. 1.School of PharmacyNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece
  2. 2.School of PharmacyNational and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0988-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0989-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-8861
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-887X
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