Nanobiotechnology of Biomimetic Membranes
Nanobiotechnology of Biomimetic Membranes describes the current state of research and development in biomimetic membranes for nanobiotechnology applications. The application areas in nanobiotechnology range from novel nanosensors, to novel methods for sorting and delivering bio-active moleculres, to novel drug-delivery systems. The success of these applications relies on a good understanding of the interaction and incorporation of macromoleculres in membranes and the funamental properties of the membrane itself.
Takes an international perspective on the issue of developing biotechnology applications from an understanding of the biomimetic membrane at the nanoscale
The application of nanotechnology principles and methodology to problems in biotechnology is providing an exciting discipline that will generate a revolution of novel applications in several areas. This book focuses on biomimetic membranes, one of the fundamental building blocks of nanobiotechnology. The biomimetic membrane, especially when self-assembled into a lipid bi-layer, provides the basic support structure for many applications in nanobiotechnology.