Special Issue "Selected Papers from ICMAT Symposium M “Advanced Nano and Polymeric Materials for Biological and Health Care Applications”"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2015)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Subramanian Tamil Selvan

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), 3 Research Link, 117602, Singapore
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Interests: nanoparticles; quantum dots; synthesis; surface functionalization; optical and magnetic properties; multifunctional nanoparticles; bioimaging; drug delivery; nanomedicine; biomaterials; Tissue Engineering; Personal Care; polymer composites; solar cells
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang J. Parak

Fachbereich Physik, Philipps Universität Marburg, Renthof 7, 35037 Marburg, Germany
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Interests: nanoparticles; colloids and surfaces; surface functionalisation; synthesis methods; spectroscopy; cellular uptake; imaging; sensing; drug delivery; nanomedicine
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Subramanian Balakumar

National Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Madras, Chennai-600 025, India
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Interests: multifunctional nanomaterials; nanobiomaterials for therapy, energy and environment
Guest Editor
Dr. Yoshihiro Ito

Nano Medical Engineering Laboratory, RIKEN, 2-1 Hirosawa, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
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Interests: nanomedicine; drug delivery; self-assembly; nanoparticles; colloids and surfaces; surface functionalisation; synthesis methods; energy conversion

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The biological and health care applications of nanomaterials and polymers have been of great interest in recent years. This Special Issue of selected papers of the 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) Symposium M “Advanced Nano and Polymeric Materials for Biological and Health Care Applications” will essentially cover the following topics, but are not strictly limited to them.

• Multifunctional nanomaterials and polymers for bioimaging and sensing

• Functional inorganic nanoparticles (e.g., quantum dots, metallic, magnetic, upconversion) and other nanomaterials (e.g., liposomes, micelles, polymers) for diagnostic and therapeutic applications

• Gold Nanoparticles: Interaction with cells, biocompatibility and targeting

• Cell membrane penetrating nanoparticles

• Functionalized nanocarriers for cellular uptake and their pharmacokinetics, nanotoxicology

• Therapeutic drug delivery using mesoporous silica nanoparticles, biodegradable polymer capsules, controlled release of DNA, siRNA, etc.

• Interactions of nanomaterials with cells, tissues, and living organisms

• Nanotechnology in regenerative medicine

• Antimicrobial nanoparticles and polymers for cosmetics and personal care applications

• Biological and personal care applications of hydrogels and water soluble polymers

For further information, please visit:

Prof. Dr. Subramanian Tamil Selvan
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Parak
Prof. Dr. Subramanian Balakumar
Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro Ito
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanoparticles
  • quantum dots
  • upconversion nanoparticles
  • magnetic nanoparticles
  • polymeric nanoparticles
  • imaging
  • therapy
  • theranostics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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