Nanoparticles: Preparation and Characterization

Nanoparticles: Preparation and Characterization

Maneesha Pande, Ashok Bhaskarwar

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Nanotechnology and nanoparticles have emerged as an important tool towards improving cancer therapeutics and diagnostics. Recognizing the indispensable role of nanoparticles, specifically in targeted delivery of chemotherapeutic and other anti-cancer agents to tumors, this book provides a comprehensive account of the different methods used for the preparation of nanoparticles, including the mechanism behind each method, for a beginner in the field.

The authors describe he commonly used methods of physical post-synthesis characterization, as well as the toxicity aspects of nanoparticles, particularly the effect of nanoparticles on different systems of the human body. Appreciating the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology applications in cancer drug delivery, a brief description of the genesis and growth of a tumor has also been included in the book.

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Maneesha Pande

Maneesha Pande has a master’s degree in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. After having worked in the pharmaceutical industry and academics for about 12 years, she is presently pursuing her doctoral research involving the development of targeted drug delivery for cancer, at the Chemical Engineering Department at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. She has a book, a book chapter, a review article, and a conference paper to her credit.

Ashok N. Bhaskarwar

Professor Ashok N. Bhaskarwar, PhD; chemical engineering; Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has taught at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi since 1990, was head of the department of chemical engineering at IIT, and was visiting professor the University of Minnesota. Ashok has 29 patents and 180 publications and he incubated a startup entitled EnNatura Technology Ventures Pvt. Ltd., which manufactures pollution preventing lithographic printing inks.