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Biomedical Nanotechnology: Why “Nano”?

Biomedical Nanotechnology: Why “Nano”?
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Author(s): Pınar Çakır Hatır (Istanbul Arel University, Turkey)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 36
Source title: Biomedical and Clinical Engineering for Healthcare Advancement
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): N. Sriraam (Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0326-3.ch003

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Abstract

This chapter aims to provide an overview of recent studies in the field of biomedical nanotechnology, which is described as the combination of biology and nanotechnology. The field includes innovations such as the improvement of biological processes at the nanoscale, the development of specific biomaterials, and the design of accurate measurement devices. Biomedical nanotechnology also serves areas like the development of intelligent drug delivery systems and controlled release systems, tissue engineering, nanorobotics (nanomachines), lab-on-a-chip, point of care, and nanobiosensor development. This chapter will mainly cover the biomedical applications of nanotechnology under the following titles: the importance of nanotechnology, the history of nanotechnology, classification of nanostructures, inorganic, polymer and composite nanostructures, fabrication of nanomaterials, applications of nanostructures, the designs of intelligent drug delivery systems and controlled release systems, bioimaging, bioseparation, nano-biomolecules, lab-on-a-chip, point of care, nanobiosensor development, tissue engineering and the future of biomedical nanotechnology.

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