Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine

Methods and Protocols

  • Mikhail Soloviev

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 906)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Noble Metal Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Claudia Gutiérrez-Wing, J. Jesús Velázquez-Salazar, Miguel José-Yacamán
      Pages 3-19
    3. Muthu Irulappan Sriram, Kalimuthu Kalishwaralal, Sangiliyandi Gurunathan
      Pages 33-43
    4. Julian Bailes, Samantha Mayoss, Phil Teale, Mikhail Soloviev
      Pages 45-55
    5. Julian Bailes, Sara Gazi, Rositsa Ivanova, Mikhail Soloviev
      Pages 89-99
  3. Semiconductor Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Xianfeng Chen, Peter J. Dobson
      Pages 103-123
    3. Yeon-Su Park, Yukihiro Okamoto, Noritada Kaji, Manabu Tokeshi, Yoshinobu Baba
      Pages 125-141
    4. Anna Charalambous, Maria Andreou, Ioanna Antoniades, Neophytos Christodoulou, Paris A. Skourides
      Pages 157-169
    5. Babu R. Prasad, Enda O’Connell, Terry J. Smith, Valérie A. Gérard, Yurii K. Gun’ko, Yury Rochev
      Pages 171-183
    6. Helena Montón, Mónica Roldán, Arben Merkoçi, Emma Rossinyol, Onofre Castell, Carme Nogués
      Pages 185-192
    7. Yun Chen
      Pages 193-198
    8. Maria C. Collins, Philip R. Gunst, Wayne E. Cascio, Alan P. Kypson, Barbara J. Muller-Borer
      Pages 199-210
  4. Magnetic Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 219-219

About this book


The modern fascination with micro- and nano-sized materials can actually be traced back further to the 1960s and ‘70s when the first few reported attempts were made to use nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery.  In Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine: Methods and Protocols, experts in the field present a wide range of methods for synthesis, surface modification, characterization, and application of nano-sized materials (nanoparticles) in life science and medical fields, mostly for drug delivery. The methods presented cover all stages of nanoparticle manufacturing, modification, analysis, and applications.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.


Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine: Methods and Protocols will help the beginner become familiar with this fascinating field and will provide scientists at all levels of expertise with easy-to-follow practical advice needed to make, modify, and analyze nanoparticles of their choice and to use them in a wide range of biomedical and pharmaceutical applications, including functional protein studies, drug delivery, immunochemistry, imaging, and many others.


Drug delivery Nano-sized materials Nanoparticle manufacturing Nanoparticles Pharmaceutical applications Surface modification

Editors and affiliations

  • Mikhail Soloviev
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesRoyal Holloway University of LondonEgham, SurreyUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-952-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-953-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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