"The impact and importance of nanotechnology continues to grow, and nanomedicine and biotechnology have become areas of increased development. Biomedical engineers who work with biological processes and structures must have a deeply rooted understanding of the role of bionanotechnology, a rapidly evolving sector of the nanotechnology field. Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects is a follow-up to the editors highly successful first volume, containing 26 entirely new contributions that provide a broad survey of research shaping this critical field. With coverage of technical and nontechnical areas, the book offers representative reporting on a wide variety of activity from around the world. It discusses the role of nanotechnology in novel medical devices, bioanalytical technologies, and nanobiomaterials. Topics discussed include: Emerging microscale technologies, bionanotech-based water treatment, tissue engineering and drug delivery, antimicrobial nanomaterials in the textile industry, bionanotechnology applications in plants and agriculture, with contributions from researchers in Israel, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand, Argentina, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This volume presents a worldwide perspective on some of the critical areas shaping bionanotechnology today"--Provided by publisher. 1. SP1 protein-gold nanoparticle hybrids as building blocks for nanofabrication of one-dimensional systems / Izhar Medalsy [and others] -- 2. Bionanotechnology strategies for cell detection / Nasser Aghdami and Sara Ranjbar Vaziri -- 3. Gold nanoparticles in biomedicine / Dina Nemr and Hassan M.E. Azzazy -- 4. Theragnostic nanoparticles with the power to diagnose, treat, and monitor diseases / Shelton D. Caruthers, Gregory M. Lanza, and Samuel A. Wickline -- 5. Plasmonic nanostructures in biosensing / Wenwei Zheng [and others] -- 6. Emerging microscale technologies for global health : CD4+ counts / ShuQi Wang [and others] -- 7. Nanoviricides : a novel approach to antiviral therapeutics / Randall W. Barton, Jayant G. Tatake, and Anil R. Diwan -- 8. Antibody-conjugated nanoparticles of biodegradable polymers for targeted drug delivery / Bingfeng Sun, Heni Rachmawati, and Si-Shen Feng -- 9. The biosynthesis of anisotropic nanoparticles / Mariekie Gericke -- 10. Nanotechnology in biomaterials : nanofibers in tissue engineering / Deniz Yucel [and others] -- 11. Nanotechnology in biomaterials : nanoparticulates as drug delivery systems / Birsen Demirbag [and others] -- 12. Microscale technologies for controlling the cellular microenvironment in time and space / Hirokazu Kaji [and others] -- 13. Think big, then shrink : low-cost, ultra-rapid tunable nanowrinkles from shape memory polymers / Aaron Chen [and others] -- 14. Electric fields for vaccine delivery : how in vivo electroporation could fulfill the promise of DNA vaccines / Andrew Y. Choo [and others] -- 15. Atomic force microscopy as a nanotool to investigate malaria-infected erythocytes / Bruce Russell, Ang Li, and Chwee Teck Lim -- 16. Neural prosthesis facilitated by nanotechnology / Wentai Liu, Zhi Yang, and Linh Hoang -- 17. Production of bare multiple-element magnetic nanoparticles and their use in fast detection and removal of pathogenic bacteria from water resources / Khaled N. Elshuraydeh, Hanan I. Malkawi, and Mona Hassuneh -- 18. Antimicrobial nanomaterials in the textile industry / Sukon Phanichphant and Suriya Ounnunkad -- 19. Recent advances in water desalination through by biotechnology and nanotechnology / Shaurya Prakash, Karen Bellman, and Mark A. Shannon -- 20. Lipsomal pH-sensitive nanomedicines in preclinical development / Maria Jose Morilla and Eder Lilia Romero -- 21. Bio- and nanotechnology offer high performance for water cleanup / J. Richard Schorr, Suvankar Sengupta, and Richard Helferich -- 22. Nanoscience and engineering for robust biosolar cells / Ponisseril Somasundaran [and others] -- 23. Electrospinning in drug delivery / Pitt Supaphol [and others] -- 24. Noble metal nanoparticles in drug delivery / Robert T. Tshikhudo and Ndabenhle M. Sosibo -- 25. Photonic structures in nature / Peter Vukusic and Joseph Noyes -- 26. Bionanotechnology applications in plants and agriculture / Stephen R. Wilson and Barry S. Flinn.