Soft Matter for Biomedical Applications
Chapter 19: Nanobiomaterials for Smart Delivery
Published:07 Jun 2021
The Nobel laureate Richard Feynman first presented the idea of nanotechnology in his lecture “There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom”.1 After more than half a century, it is clear that this still-young field has led to a revolutionary shift in the way we understand and apply materials science. Moreover, the increasing expertise in nanoscience has allowed a great deal of progress in many different areas, for example agriculture and water management,2–4 flexible electronics,5 environmental remediation6 and transportation,7 among others.
One of the most enriched fields by these advancements is biomedicine. Nanotechnology has played a...