New trends in nanobiotechnology

Prof. Pau-Loke Show, University of Nottingham, Malaysia
Dr. Wee-Jun Ong, Xiamen University, Malaysia
Dr. Sunita Varjani, Gujarat Pollution Control Board, India
Dr. Joon Ching Juan, University of Malaya, Malaysia

The synthesis and the characterization of nanoscale biomaterials, the innovative applications of “smart nanoparticles”, and the technological/biological impact of nanoscale systems are just some of the areas of focus in the field known as nanobiotechnology. Nanobiotechnology has a wide array of applications: from organ-on-a-chip technologies to nano-biosensors and nanocatalysts, from nanodiagnostics to advanced characterisation and imaging tools, from intelligent drug delivery to artificial bioconstructs, and from functional nanostructured surfaces to smart materials and nanofluidics. In all of these applications, it is important to consider the nanotoxicological and possible harmful impact of nanomaterials on living organisms. In fact, the evaluation of the safety of an innovative nanodevice is a process that should start at the very first step of concept and design. Particular attention should also be paid to the translational and regulatory aspects of nanobiomedical devices, in order to realize their practical application in future clinical practice.

In this thematic issue, we invite contributions on novel concepts, ingenious designs and promising applications related to nanobiotechnology. The submitted works are expected to feature, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Nanomaterials in biotechnology
  • Nanoparticles in environmental science and technology
  • Nanosensors in biosystems
  • Nanomedicine in biochemical engineering
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems
  • Nanoscience and nanotoxicology
  • Nanotechnology in biology, medicine, food, environment and agriculture
  • Nanotechnology in environmental engineering
  • Nanotechnology in chemical engineering
  • Nanoscale electrochemisty in biotechnology
  • Computational nanochemistry in biotechnology
  • Life cycle assessment of nano-biotechnology

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New trends in nanobiotechnology

  • Pau-Loke Show,
  • Kit Wayne Chew,
  • Wee-Jun Ong,
  • Sunita Varjani and
  • Joon Ching Juan

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2023, 14, 377–379, doi:10.3762/bjnano.14.32

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Published 27 Mar 2023

The role of deep eutectic solvents and carrageenan in synthesizing biocompatible anisotropic metal nanoparticles

  • Nabojit Das,
  • Akash Kumar and
  • Raja Gopal Rayavarapu

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 924–938, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.69

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Published 18 Aug 2021

Self-assembly of amino acids toward functional biomaterials

  • Huan Ren,
  • Lifang Wu,
  • Lina Tan,
  • Yanni Bao,
  • Yuchen Ma,
  • Yong Jin and
  • Qianli Zou

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2021, 12, 1140–1150, doi:10.3762/bjnano.12.85

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Published 12 Oct 2021

Design and selection of peptides to block the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain by molecular docking

  • Kendra Ramirez-Acosta,
  • Ivan A. Rosales-Fuerte,
  • J. Eduardo Perez-Sanchez,
  • Alfredo Nuñez-Rivera,
  • Josue Juarez and
  • Ruben D. Cadena-Nava

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 699–711, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.62

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Published 22 Jul 2022

In search of cytotoxic selectivity on cancer cells with biogenically synthesized Ag/AgCl nanoparticles

  • Mitzi J. Ramírez-Hernández,
  • Mario Valera-Zaragoza,
  • Omar Viñas-Bravo,
  • Ariana A. Huerta-Heredia,
  • Miguel A. Peña-Rico,
  • Erick A. Juarez-Arellano,
  • David Paniagua-Vega,
  • Eduardo Ramírez-Vargas and
  • Saúl Sánchez-Valdes

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2022, 13, 1505–1519, doi:10.3762/bjnano.13.124

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Published 13 Dec 2022

Nanotechnology – a robust tool for fighting the challenges of drug resistance in non-small cell lung cancer

  • Filip Gorachinov,
  • Fatima Mraiche,
  • Diala Alhaj Moustafa,
  • Ola Hishari,
  • Yomna Ismail,
  • Jensa Joseph,
  • Maja Simonoska Crcarevska,
  • Marija Glavas Dodov,
  • Nikola Geskovski and
  • Katerina Goracinova

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2023, 14, 240–261, doi:10.3762/bjnano.14.23

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Published 22 Feb 2023
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