Part I Cell-based Therapeutics.- Neural regeneration.- Three dimensional hydrogel photopatterning.- Self- Assembled Peptides for tissue engineering.- Advanced bioassays for analysis of cell function.- Multicellular Biochips for Sensing.- Microelectromechanical systems and neurosurgery.- Part II Drug delivery.- Nanoporous polymer replicas for sensing drug delivery.- Nanoporous inorganic biocapsules.- Ultrasonic drug delivery.- Bioadhesive microsystems for oral drug delivery.- Targeting nanostructures.- Quantum Dot Technology.- Nanoshells for Drug Delivery.- Oncological Nanosystems.- Part III Molecular Surface Engineering for the Biological Interface.- Controlling cell-cell and cell-surface interactions.- Molecular surface engineering.- Life on a chip: Microfluidic cell culture tools for cell biology studies.- Bioresponsive surfaces.- Supported lipid bilayers as mimics for cell surfaces and as tools in biotechnology.
impairment of the quality of life itself.
Comprehensive treatment of micro and nanotechnology in drug delivery, tissue engineering, and therapeutic targeting
Chapters written by leading experts in the field
Focuses on diagnostic and therapeutic applications of MEMS and nanotechnology in biomedical engineering
Heavily illustrated with line drawings, half tones and many color illustrations