Special Issue "Bio and Nanomaterials Based on Fe3O4"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2014)
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu (Website)
Department of Science and Engineereing of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Politehnica University of Bucharest, RO-011061, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: synthesis and characterization of nanobiomaterials, pharmaceutical nanotechnology, drug targeting; drug delivery; anti-biofilm surfaces; nanomodified surfaces; thin films; natural products
Due to their biocompatibility, nanometric scale, high sorption capacity, and chemical stability, Fe3O4 nanostructures have many applications in the biomedical field. Fe3O4 nanostructures have been extensively used in drug targeting, anti-tumor treatments, modulation of biofilm development, wound healing, stabilization of essential oils, magnetic resonance imaging, antimicrobial therapy, and drug delivery. The aim of this Special Issue of Molecules is to provide an updated and integrated focus on the fabrication and characterization of suitable Fe3O4-based nano-active materials; the issue will highlight the utility of novel, customized research models and their biomedical applications. The Special Issue scope is broad and includes the following areas: Lab-on-Chip devices, Matrix Assisted Pulsed Laser Evaporation technique, therapeutic magnetic micro- and nano-spheres, antimicrobial magnetic polymers, Fe3O4 nanostructured biosurfaces that prevent microbial adherence, Fe3O4-based nanostructured biomaterials, and nanobioactive systems, based on essential oils, which eradicate microbial infections, targeted drug delivery, magnetic resonance imaging, cancer therapy, thin films, etc.
Dr. Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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- magnetite nanostructures
- drug targeting
- anti-tumor treatments
- modulation of biofilm development
- wound healing
- stabilization of essential oils
- magnetic resonance imaging
- antimicrobial therapy and drug delivery
- cancer therapy