Nanomedicine - Science, Business, and Impact
by Michael Hehenberger (HM NanoMed LLC, USA)
Hardback 414 pages 2015-06-30 Print ISBN: 9789814613767 eBook ISBN: 9789814613774 DOI: 10.4032/9789814613774
List price : $99.95
"Michael Hehenberger is a master chef, blending clear explanations of scientific concepts with historical accounts of discovery and commercialization efforts, accounts that are spiced with observations on the political and economic environment in which this is occurring, to create an informative, interesting, and thought-provoking book. Nanomedicine: Science, Business, and Impact will appeal to a wide range of readers, including scientists, investors, politicians—in short, anyone interested in the impact that emerging nanotechnologies will have on the practice of medicine."
Christopher K. McLeod - Ex-President and CEO, Roche 454 Life Sciences, USA
"I am grateful and amazed that the book goes beyond science and business by also covering societal, ethical, and regulatory aspects. Dr. Hehenberger deserves commendation for capturing the unique interdisciplinary character of nanomedicine. I strongly recommend the book to both experts and non-experts, who will get new and broader insights into this field."
Dr. Beat Löffler - CEO, European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine, Switzerland
"Nanomedicine by Michael Hehenberger is an amazing book which should be read again and again: just like a genome, (well) organized and (very) accurate, beautiful and meaningful."
Prof. Huanming (Henry) Yang - Chairman and Co-founder, BGI, China
"A fascinating page-turner like the latest thriller—and one of the very few books in science and technology that cover equally well all three aspects of progress: scientific invention, science developed into new technology, and business as the result of creating customer (patient) benefit. A very remarkable piece of work that will get a preferred place in my library, because it is easy to read, yet always solid and correct."
Dr. Manfred Baier - Former General Manager of Roche Applied Science, Germany
"The author gives investors the tools they need to understand science as an investment. His incisiveness into medical technologies within a business modality makes this a fascinating read."
Lewis C. Pell - Medical Technology Entrepreneur and Angel Investor, USA
"Michael Hehenberger provides a comprehensive encyclopedia of nanomedicine and its sites of intersection with novel cutting-edge technologies, major diseases and applications as well as with business, ethical, regulatory, and societal aspects. I am particularly thrilled that the book covers the connections between nanomedicine, next-generation sequencing, and genomics, the key elements on the road to precision (personalized) medicine."
Prof. Jan Mollenhauer - Editor-in-Chief, European Journal of Nanomedicine
"This is an interesting attempt by the author to view the development of nanomedicine science from a different angle and give us the bigger picture. The book, written for non-specialists, takes us, in some detail, through the basics of various fields of science, which through interdisciplinary interaction form the complex network that today is the basis of state-of-the-art medicine. Additionally, it lets us understand how research projects evolve in the presence of federal and private funding, and how the business aspects interact to form a successful outcome. This subject is of interest to the layperson, the scientist, the businesspeople, and the politicians in order to understand the context in which 21st-century medicine operates. If we are to be successful in our quest to cure the diseases of modern society, this understanding is instrumental for efficient progress. Personally, I found it to be enjoyable reading and it taught me a lot about aspects which I, as a scientist, normally would not consider."
Prof. Roland Lindh - Uppsala University, Sweden
"Michael Hehenberger has written a comprehensive and very readable description covering the science, business, and impact of nanotechnology’s intersection with chemistry, biology, and healthcare. He tackles a scope that is staggering and almost beyond the reach of any individual practitioner of these disciplines. Therefore, the synthesis achieved in this book is remarkably lucid and useful. Particularly unique and enjoyable is the blend of science and business. The section on biopharmaceutical R&D is a comprehensive walk through the traditional aspects of drug discovery and drug development and blends insightful commentary on business aspects. For example, the business pressures of biopharmaceutical industry are wonderfully narrated with Sanofi as a case study. Another in-depth and enjoyable treatment is of the spectrum of companies in the area of regenerative medicine. To scientists and students of these scientific disciplines this book provides a very useful and comprehensive extension into the business impact of their domain. To business students and business executives, this book provides an interesting and deep connection to the science and history that drives these industries."
Dr. Ajay K. Royyuru - IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA
"The book describes the history, the developments, the frontiers, and the future of nanomedicine and is highly recommended for scientists, medical professionals, politicians, investors, drug and medical device developers, regulatory authorities, and bioethicists interested in translational issues in medicine."
Prof. Gerd Schmitz - University Hospital Regensburg, Germany
“This is an exceptional book. It is not only written very intelligently but also most impressively in a form that brings into play all the important aspects of modern medicine, connecting them in a remarkably comprehensive fashion. It is an excellent book not just about nanomedicine in particular, but about medicine in general."
Gerd Binnig - Nobel Laureate (Scanning Tunneling Microscope, 1986) and Founder, Definiens, Germany
By covering the science, business and societal impact of nanomedicine, this book makes a strong case for funding of basic research, for effective translation of scientific breakthroughs into clinical care of patients, and close collaboration among all stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem. It covers the underlying science and technology of nanomedicine in detail to help understand the great promise of nanomedicine across all disease areas. It presents the topic of nanomedicine, although rich in content, to a wide audience by avoiding scientific jargon and by explaining all special terms and concepts from the ground up while introducing them. It defines nanomedicine in a broad sense, including diagnostic devices such as DNA sequencing and molecular imaging, and new therapeutic options based on targeted drug delivery, regenerative medicine, immunotherapeutics, the creation of implanted devices such as continuous glucose monitors and deep brain stimulators, and even the 3D printing of new human organs. It also covers the returns of investment in global scientific projects, such as the Human Genome Project, and the historic and emerging importance of philantropic foundations.
|1||Chapter 1: Introduction|
|17||Chapter 2: From Atoms to Proteins|
|77||Chapter 3: Genetics and DNA Sequencing|
|157||Chapter 4: Biopharmaceutical R&D|
|205||Chapter 5: Nanomedicine|
|285||Chapter 6: Impact of Nanomedicine|
|333||Chapter 7: The Healthcare Ecosystem and Biomedical Research Funding|
|357||Chapter 8: Public Health and Global Health Economics|
|371||Chapter 9: Conclusions|
Academic and industrial life sciences researchers; students of biology, chemistry, and biophysics; physicians; biotech business leaders; healthcare and life sciences business development executives; policy makers; public and private funding agencies
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