I am glad to write to you about the new coming book by Elsevier LTD entitled “Smart Nanomaterials for Bio-encapsulation» and edited by Prof. Ram Gupta, Dr. Ashok Kumar, Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen, Dr. Swati Sharma, and me.
So, I would like to invite you to contribute with a chapter. Please select a chapter of your choice from the tentative table of content given below. Also, if you like to propose a new chapter matching some of the topics of this book, please do so.
1. Book Description:
Bio-encapsulation of food and drug derivatives is one of the promising approaches in modern pharmaceutical and nutrition science. The target delivery of pharmacological agents, as well as food additives under various conditions, requires the use of nanomaterials with peculiar properties. In this context, the systemic release of drug molecules with minimum loss at non-target sites also enhances the accumulation of diseased tissue or organs. Several smart nanomaterials have already been employed to ensure the bio-encapsulation of drug therapeutic agents that results in enhanced specificity, efficiency, and speedy recovery from pathological conditions. The smart nanomaterial-based nanocarriers protect the loaded molecules from premature degradation in the biological environment, enhance bioavailability for cellular uptake. The tuned properties of smart nanomaterials, such as porosity, pore-volume, surface area to volume ratio, coating with inert and labile materials which degrade easily in the cellular compartment determine the in vivo performance of the bio-encapsulated food and drug derivatives.
This monograph is focused on the fundamentals, synthesis methods, matrix design for encapsulation of drugs, drug release, food and nutraceuticals, mechanism of nano encapsulated drugs on liposomes, micelles, silica composites carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, and protein inorganic nanohybrids.
2. Tentative Table of Contents:
PART 1: BASIC PRINCIPLES
Chapter 1: Bioencapsulation: An introduction
Chapter 2: Basic techniques for Bioencapsulation
Chapter 3: Comparative systems for molecular administration
Chapter 4: Matrix design for encapsulation
Chapter 5: Responsive matrices in bio-encapsulation
PART 2: NANOMATERIALS IN BIOENCAPSULATION
Chapter 6: Synthetic vs. biosynthetic systems
Chapter 7: Hybrid systems in bio-encapsulation
Chapter 8: Smart systems in bio-encapsulation
Chapter 9: toxicological aspects of bio-encapsulation
PART 3: EMERGING APPLICATIONS
Chapter 10: Bioencapsulation for Gene delivery
Chapter 11: Bioencapsulation for Protein delivery
Chapter 12: Bioencapsulation and Photocatalyzed delivery
Chapter 13: Bioencapsulation for probiotics
Chapter 14: Bioencapsulation for food additives
PART 4: MISCELLANEOUS APPLICATIONS AND FUTURE ASPECTS
Chapter 15: Theragnostic applications
Chapter 16: Computer modulated encapsulation
Chapter 17: Multitask encapsulation
Chapter 18: Enzyme activated delivery
Chapter 19: Bioencapsulations: Major challenges and future aspects
3. Submission Procedure:
Faculty, researchers, and scientists are invited to submit their chapter proposals/abstracts on or before January 20, 2021 to email@example.com
Please provide the following points in your proposals/abstracts:
• Title of the contribution
• Name of author, co-authors, institution, email-address
Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by Jan 31, 2021, about the status of their proposals.
4. Full Book Chapter:
Complete chapters are expected to be submitted to the editor by Aug 01, 2021.
• A book chapter should have about 30 pages (250 words per page or up to 8,000 words total; typewritten, double-spaced).
• Guidelines on how to prepare the full book chapter will be provided upon acceptance of the chapter proposal.
• All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis.
• Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.
I look forward to working with you on this important project.