The exciting advances in nanomedicine in the past two decades highlight the growing need for an authoritative and comprehensive reference that can be relied upon by scientists, clinicians, academics, industry, students, lawyers, and policy-makers alike. With this in mind, the Handbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications and its related companion volumes in the series aim to provide a broad survey of interconnected topics pertaining to clinical nanomedicine. This is the first volume in the series. Each volume is intended to be a stand-alone reference source, presented in a user-friendly format for easy access.
This handbook provides a comprehensive roadmap of basic research in nanomedicine as well as clinical applications. Unlike other handbooks in nanomedicine, it not only highlights current advances in diagnostics and therapies but also explores related issues such as nomenclature, terminology, regulatory aspects, and personalized medicine. All chapters contain keywords, figures in full color, author biographies, and an extensive list of references. The handbook is essential reading for both the novice and the expert in medicine, FDA law, intellectual property, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, engineering, policy, future studies, ethics, licensing, commercialization, and toxicology. While bridging the gap between basic biomedical research, engineering, medicine, and law, the handbook provides a thorough understanding of nano’s potential to address medical problems from both the patient and the health provider’s perspective and current applications and their potential in a healthcare setting.
The editors have curated each chapter to reflect the most relevant and current information possible. Diversity within the evolving fields of nanomedicine and nanotherapy is reflected in the expertise of the distinguished contributing authors. As a result, the handbook’s multidisciplinary approach will attract a global audience. In short, theHandbook of Clinical Nanomedicine: Nanoparticles, Imaging, Therapy, and Clinical Applications promises to be a standard reference on any shelf in the expanding arena of nanomedicine. It will serve as a catalyst to further stimulate interest in this blossoming field.