Theranostic Bionanomaterials is an invaluable study of recent advances and trends in the development and application of functional bionanomaterials for theranostic applications. This book describes the design and characterization of nanomaterials which exhibit distinctive physical, chemical and biological properties, and discusses how these functional nanomaterials enable the precise manipulation of architectural, physical and biochemical cell microenvironments in vitro, and can act as the carriers of diagnostic or therapeutic agents, providing new pathways or strategies for disease diagnosis and treatment.
The early chapters of the book discuss medical applications, protein delivery, drug delivery, tissue regeneration and tissue engineering, while the later chapters investigate immunotherapy, photothermal therapy, bioimaging, biodetection and in vivo applications.
This book will be a critical resource for those involved at the cutting edge of research in bionanomaterial theranostics.
- A unique focus on nanofabrication methods of bionanomaterials
- Reviews the application of bionanomaterials with a focus on the drug delivery and diagnosis, which is the emerging trend in the application of nanomaterials
- Covers the application of nanomaterials in immunotherapy for the first time in a book