Functionalized Nanomaterials For The Management Of Microbial Infection: A Strategy To Address…

Hardcover | January 3, 2017

byRabah BoukherroubEditorSabine Szunerits, Djamel Drider

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Functionalized Nanomaterials for the Management of Microbial Infection: A Strategy to Address Microbial Drug Resistance introduces the reader to the newly developing use of nanotechnology to combat microbial drug resistance. Excessive use of antibiotics and antimicrobial agents has produced an inexorable rise in antibiotic resistance in bacterial pathogens. The use of nanotechnology is currently the most promising strategy to overcome microbial drug resistance. This book shows how, due to their small size, nanoparticles can surmount existing drug resistance mechanisms, including decreased uptake and increased efflux of the drug from the microbial cell, biofilm formation, and intracellular bacteria. In particular, chapters cover the use of nanoparticles to raise intracellular antimicrobial levels, thus directly targeting sites of infection and packaging multiple antimicrobial agents onto a single nanoparticle. Provides the information users need to integrate antibacterial nanoparticles into future treatments Gives readers with backgrounds in nanotechnology, chemistry, and materials science an understanding of the main issues concerning microbial drug resistance and its challenges Includes real-life case studies that illustrates how functionalized nanomaterials are used to manage microbial infection

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Functionalized Nanomaterials for the Management of Microbial Infection: A Strategy to Address Microbial Drug Resistance introduces the reader to the newly developing use of nanotechnology to combat microbial drug resistance. Excessive use of antibiotics and antimicrobial agents has produced an inexorable rise in antibiotic resistance i...

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Tagline: A detailed examination of the use of nanotechnology as an effective strategy to overcome microbial drug resistance.Gives readers practicing biology, microbiology and clinicians the information they need to integrate antibacterial nanoparticles for future treatments.Gives readers with backgrounds in nanotechnology, chemistry an...

Rabah Boukherroub is a director of research at the CNRS at the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology, University Lille 1, France. His research interests are in the area of synthesis of functional nanomaterials, surface chemistry, and photophysics of semiconductor/metal nanostructures with emphasis on biosensors,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:338 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Elsevier Science & TechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:032341625X

ISBN - 13:9780323416252

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Table of Contents

1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. A general overview on nanomaterials as drug carrier
4. Nanomedicine in the management of microbial infection: Antimicrobial potential of nanomaterials; mechanisms of action
4.1. Nanotechnology for microbial diagnosis
4.2. Nanotechnology in antimicrobial treatment
4.3. Antimicrobial nanomaterials as water disinfectants
4.4. Antimicrobial nanomaterials for food packaging applications
4.5. Antimicrobial nanomaterials for wound healing
4.6. Antimicrobial nanomaterials in medical devices
4.7. Antibacterial nanovaccine
5. Nanotechnology to prevent biofilm formation
6. Macromolecular antimicrobials
7. Opportunities and challenges