This book presents the comprehensive description of basic principles, methodologies, similarities and differences of nano-liposomes and -phytosomes. It focuses on the implications of these nano carriers in drug delivery and also includes detailed classification of nanoinonized drug particles, polymeric nanoparticles and hydrophobic nanoparticles. This book concludes with the biological, technical and study-design challenges of Nanopharmaceuticals and presents critical viewpoints of smart DNA nanostructures. The risk factors and regulatory concerns have also been kept in focus and the book includes the toxicity and application of different types of ionic liquids for humans and environment. It also critically describes characteristics, applications and regulatory gaps of nanoparticle-ionic liquid combined systems.
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 Environmental and Toxicological Implications of Nanopharmaceuticals - An Overview; Jatinder Kumar Ratan
Chapter 2 Herbal Nanocarriers for Cancer Therapy; Manashjit Gogoi
Chapter 3 Nanopharmaceuticals: In Relevance to Drug Delivery and Targeting; Md. Faiyazuddin
Chapter 4 Natural products and nanopharmaceuticals; Catarina Pinto Reis
Chapter 5 Vesicular nanocarriers: A potential platform for dermal and transdermal drug delivery; Ahmed Alaa Kassem
Chapter 6 Nanotechnology in Delivery and Targeting of Phytochemicals; Venkatraman Manickam
Chapter 7 Nanopharmaceuticals: healthcare applications and safety evaluations; O.S. Adeyemi
Chapter 8 Potential ecotoxicological risk of nanopharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment; Maria João Bebianno
Chapter 9 Recent advances on nanostructured materials for drug delivery and release; Miguel Ángel Méndez-Rojas