This book comprehensively reviews the history of nanotechnology, and describes the physiochemical properties of various nanoparticles and their biomedical applications.
Covering the biotoxicity of nanoparticles, their bio-distribution and release kinetics, and their role in diagnosis, pre-clinical drug discovery and disease prevention, it also examines the application of nanoscaffolds in tissue engineering and as cell culture templates.
Further, the book discusses several fabrication methodologies for regenerative medicine, and explores nanotechnology-based stem cell therapeutics, including stem cell transfection, stem cell delivery, and stem cell expansion for promoting tissue regeneration. Lastly, it addresses the use of DNA barcoding technology from nanosamples for the detection, identification and validation of emerging pathogens, biodiversity and ancient remnants of living specimens, and highlights various strategies for the plant-mediated synthesis of nanoparticles.
Given its scope, it is a valuable reference resource for graduate students and researchers interested in understanding the diverse range of biomedical applications of nanoparticles.
Professor Dr. Ena Ray Banerjee is a Senior Professor of Zoology, Principal Investigator and Leader of the Translational Outcomes Research Group, and Head of the Immunobiology and Regenerative Medicine Research Laboratory at the Department of Zoology, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India. She previously served as a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Medicine, University Of Washington School Of Medicine, USA (2003-2007), and as a Senior Investigator at Advinus Therapeutics Pvt Ltd, Pune and Bangalore, India (2007-2009). She is the founding Director of BioConsort Consultancy and Research LLP, and is also the co-founder of Consortium for Life, a multi-disciplinary network of academic and non-academic professionals working on various applications in the health sciences, environment, education and healthcare. Her main research interests are immunobiology and regenerative medicine in the context of zoology, biomedicine, the life sciences and biotechnology, with a focus on drug discovery and translational research on developing technologies for bio-prospecting and healthcare, nutraceuticals, tissue engineering and nanotechnology. She has received various prestigious awards, notably the R.K. Sur Memorial medal, The Zoological Society of India award, and the Anupama Ullas Somman award for valuable contributions to Women's Empowerment (from Calcutta University BCW cell and Turnstone Global). She has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience in academia and industry in India and the USA.
She has also published over 50 research articles in peer-reviewed international journals and authored or co-authored numerous books and book chapters. She is a member of several international scientific societies and organizations and serves as a committee member and in an advisory capacity to various government, non-government, non-profit and corporate projects.