This book discusses the biological, technical and study-design challenges of Nanopharmaceuticals. Chapters of this book are dedicated to supermagentic iron oxide nanoparticles for the diagnosis of brain, breast, gastric, ovarian, liver, colorectal, lung and pancreatic cancers. It also includes a brief introduction to magnetic resonance imaging and ends with the future prospective of iron oxide nanoparticles in cancer detection. The book also provides a critical discussion on 'Computational sequence design for DNA nanostructures' and gives a brief introduction about the skin delivery. A detailed discussion has been included about the different types of nanocarriers such as micells, microemulsions, nanoemulsions, polymeric and lipid based nanoparticles. Focussing on the safety concerns of nanomedicine it also covers the safety issues, clinical benefits, ecotoxicity and regulatory frame work of nanopharmaceuticals.
Dr. Vinod Kumar Yata is an interdisciplinary researcher working at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India. He worked as an Assistant professor at the Department of Biotechnology, Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology Jalandhar, Punjab, India. He received his Ph.D. in Bio technology from Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He specializes in interdisciplinary research which includes Nanotechnology, Microfluidics, Biotechnology, Cancer biology and Bioinformatics. He has developed a microfluidic device for the separation of live and motile spermatozoa from cattle semen samples. He opened up a new avenue to prodrug enzyme therapy by introducing the nanocarriers for the delivery of non-mammalian prodrug activating enzymes. He elucidated the structural features and binding interactions of several bio molecules by in silico
methods. He published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals and presented papers in several international conferences.
Dr. Shivendu Ranjan is scientist at the Chaperon Biotech, SIDBI Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He is also serving as a senior research associate, adjunct, at the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His research interests include nanotechnology, nanomedicine, science policy and diplomacy.He is associate editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters and editorial board member of Biotechnology and Biotechnological Equipment. He has received 20 awards and honors.
Dr. Nandita Dasgupta has vast working experience in nanoscience and is working as Assistant Professor at Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow, India. She has worked on Mesenchymal stem cell derived exosomes for the treatment of uveitis. She has successfully engineered micro-vehicles for model drug molecules. Her areas of interest include nanomaterial fabrication and its applications inmedicine, food, environment, agriculture and biomedical.She is the associate editor of Environmental Chemistry Letters. She has received several awards and recognitions from different national and international organizations.
Dr. Eric Lichtfouse is an environmental chemist working at the University of Aix-Marseille, France. He has invented carbon-13 dating. He is teaching scientific writing and communication, and has published the book Scientific Writing for Impact Factors. He is founder and Chief Editor of scientific journals and series in environmental chemistry and agriculture. He got the Analytical Chemistry Prize from the French Chemical Society, the Grand Prize of the Universities of Nancy and Metz, and a Journal Citation Award by the Essential Indicators.
Chapter 1 Liposomes vs Phytosomes: Principles, Methodologies and Therapeutic Applications with Emphasis on CNS disorders; Anil Kumar Dwivedi
Chapter 2 Applications of nanopharmaceuticals in delivery and targeting; Ahmed A.H. Abdellatif
Chapter 3 Applications of iron oxide nanoparticles in the magnetic resonance imaging for the cancer diagnosis; Yasir Javed
Chapter 4 DNA-Based Nanopharmaceuticals; K. Pramod
Chapter 5 An overview on ionic liquids: A new frontier for nanopharmaceuticals; Catarina Pinto Reis
Chapter 6 Therapeutic implications of nanopharmaceuticals in skin delivery; Catarina Pinto Reis
Chapter 7 Biomimetic and Synthetic Gels for Nanopharmaceutical Applications; Ahu Arslan Yildiz
Chapter 8 On-chip Drug Screening Technologies for Nanopharmaceutical and Nanomedicine Applications; Ahu Arslan Yildiz
Chapter 9 Synthesis of Some Bioactive Nanomaterials and Applications of Various Nanoconjugates for Targeted Therapeutic Applications; Sanjib Bhattacharya