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Biomaterials are the fastest-growing emerging field of biodevices. Design and development of biomaterials play a significant role in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases. Recently, a variety of scaffolds/carriers have been evaluated for tissue regeneration, drug delivery, sensing and imaging. Liposomes and microspheres have been developed for sustained delivery. Several anti-cancer drugs have been successfully formulated using biomaterial. The targeting of drugs to certain physiological sites has emerged as a promising tool in the treatment with improved drug bioavailability and reduction of dosing frequency. Biodevices-based targeting of drugs may improve the therapeutic success by limiting the adverse drug effects and resulting in more patient compliance and attaining a higher adherence level. Advanced biodevices hold merit as a drug carrier with high carrier capacity, feasibility of incorporation of both hydrophilic and hydrophobic substances, high stability, as well as the feasibility of variable courses. Biodevices for diagnosis of diseases by improving the sensitivity and selectivity on the biomaterials platform is the most latest R & D focus especially in the field of treatment by the prognosis and detection of disease in the early stage. This groundbreaking book is devoted to all of the emerging areas of biomaterials and biodevices including therapeutic agents, molecular targeting and diagnostic imaging capabilities. The senior contributors write on the following topics:Frontiers for bulk nanostructured metalsStimuli-responsive materials used as medical devicesRecent advances with liposomes as drug carriersFabrication, Properties of nanoshells with controllable surface chargeAdvanced healthcare materials: ChitosanAnticipating behaviour of advanced material in healthcareLabel free biochipsPolymer MEMS sensorsAssembly of polymers/metal nanoparticlesCombination of molecular imprinting and nanotechnologyEfficiency of biosensors as new generation of analytical approachesState-of-the-art of biosensors in healthcare
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Ashutosh K. Tewari (born in Kanpur, India) is the Chairman of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.
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