Caister Academic Press

Nanobiotechnology in Molecular Diagnostics: Current Techniques and Applications

Publisher: Horizon Bioscience
Author: K.K. Jain Jain PharmaBiotech, Basel, Switzerland
Publication date: January 2006
ISBN-10: 1-904933-17-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-904933-17-5
Pages: xiv + 186

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Molecular diagnostics has evolved rapidly during the past decade and has an impact on the practice of medicine as well as many other applications including drug discovery. Advances in biotechnology have been incorporated into molecular diagnostics. There has been a distinct trend in miniaturization with development of biochips and microfluidics. This trend has continued with the development of nanotechnology. Nanotechnologies are now being applied to molecular diagnostics to refine and extend the limits of detection. As the introductory chapter on molecular diagnostics shows, there are a large number of technologies and only a fraction of these have yet been affected by the introduction of nanobiotechnology. There is a tremendous scope for further development.

This book gives an introduction to nanobiotechnology relevant to molecular diagnostics, a field that has been termed nanodiagnostics. The current state of development of nanodiagnostic technologies including nanobiochips and nanobiosensors is reviewed. Besides important applications in clinical diagnostics, the role of molecular diagnostics in drug discovery is also described.

The voluminous literature relevant to this topic was reviewed and 180 selected references are included in the bibliography. The book will be useful for those developing nanobiotechnology, clinical laboratories, researchers in molecular diagnostics and scientists involved in drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Financiers of nanotechnology have a scientific interest in the new developments and this book will be a source of useful information including the development of technologies in the commercial sector.

Chapter List:

Chapter 1
Basics of Molecular Diagnostics

Chapter 2
Basics of Nanobiotechnology

Chapter 3
Nanomolecular Diagnostics

Chapter 4
Nanobiochips/Nanoarrays for Molecular Diagnostics

Chapter 5

Chapter 6
Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanodiagnostics

Chapter 7
Clinical Applications of Nanodiagnostics

Chapter 8
Commercial Aspects of Nanomolecular Diagnostics

Chapter 9
Concluding Remarks and Future prospects of Nanodiagnostics



The Author:

Professor K. K. Jain is a neurologist/neurosurgeon by training and has been working in the biotechnology/biopharmaceuticals industry for several years. He received graduate training in both Europe and USA, has held academic positions in several countries and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of UK. Currently he is a consultant at Jain PharmaBiotech. Prof. Jain is the author of over 350 publications including 11 books and 44 special reports, which have covered important areas in biotechnology, gene therapy and biopharmaceuticals. His publications include several articles on nanobiotechnology.

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