Posted: Dec 22, 2006

Nanotechnology for Life Sciences

(Nanowerk News) Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences (NtLS) is the first comprehensive source covering the convergence of materials and life sciences on the nanoscale, a wide field of research which brings together the main technology drive of the 21st century and existing, multibillion dollar markets.
The series
This complete series of 10 volumes provides an excellent, in-depth overview of all nanoscale technologies and fabrication methods in materials engineering towards the life sciences. Each volume is dedicated to a specific topic that is covered in detail by experts from that particular field, reviewing existing technologies as well as current developments and the directions they are taking. The result is a cross-disciplinary, major reference work, bringing together the pertinent knowledge that was hitherto widely spread among many different sources.
Written by international experts describing the various facets of nanofabrication, the ten volumes of NtLS provide the underlying nanotechnologies for the design, creation and characterization of medical, biological and cybernetic applications. Each volume addresses in detail one particular facet of the field. work, bringing together the pertinent knowledge that was hitherto widely spread among many different sources.
Tailor-made nanomaterials find widespread new opportunities in diagnostic and monitoring microdevices, microsurgery tools and instruments, tissue engineering, drug delivery or artificial organs, and many more. Making information available from all kinds of specialized sources throughout the disciplines involved, NtLS is essential reading for all scientists working in this field from medicine and biology through chemistry, materials science and physics to engineering. work, bringing together the pertinent knowledge that was hitherto widely spread among many different sources.
This volume (#9)
The just published volume 9 – Tissue, Cell and Organ Engineering (Nanotechnologies for the Life Sciences) – is centered around tissue engineering and the nanomaterials aspects surrounding it. How to construct the actual tissue to desired shape is covered, as are the different material types to use and their synthesis. Cellular engineering and biomaterial surfaces are a further focal point of this volume.
This volume collects the knowledge on how to bring nanomaterials and strategies together for assembling functional and structural artificial tissues. Treating tissue engineering in a materials science context—from nanomaterials to functional tissues—the text covers strategies, technologies and biological effects, drawing on a wide range of material types, including organic and inorganic materials, fibrous polymer scaffolds, nanocrystals, magnetic nanoparticles, nanotubes and nanowires.
From the contents
– Nanofibrous scaffold strategies for tissue engineering
– Polymeric nanofibers, their biological effects and electrospinning technology
– Use of hydroxyapatite nanocrystals, magnetic nanoparticles, and single-walled carbon nanotubes in tissue engineering
– Nanoparticles and nanowires for cellular engineering
– Biomaterial surface nanoengineering
Forthcoming volumes
The final volume of the series –Nanomaterials for Medical Diagnosis and Therapy – will be published in 2007.
Previous volumes
Biofunctionalization of Nanomaterials
Biological and Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials
Nanodevices for the Life Sciences
Nanomaterials: Toxicity, Health and Environmental Issues
Nanomaterials for Biosensors
Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis
Nanomaterials for Cancer Therapy
Nanosystem Characterization Tools in the Life Sciences
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