Magnetic Nanoparticles for Medical Diagnostics was written to encourage members of the medical profession to join experts from other research fields in exploring the unique physical properties of magnetic nanoparticles for medical applications. It demonstrates the evolution from small groups of scientists fabricating magnetic sensors to multidisciplinary research on wide-ranging medical applications of magnetic nanoparticles, illustrating the regenerative and dynamic nature of this area of research. It covers topics such as magnetic probe and magnetic nanoparticles for sentinel lymph node biopsy; magnetic separation of endosomes, exosomes, mitochondria and autophagosomes using magnetic beads; fluorescent magnetic beads for medical diagnostics and magnetic hyperthermia using implant type heating mediators.
Adarsh Sandhu studied at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and University of Tokyo and joined Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, Japan, in 1986. In August 2002, he joined the Quantum Nanoelectronics Research Centre, Tokyo Institute of Technology. Sandhu has worked as Deputy Director of the Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS), Toyohashi University of Technology and is currently a member of the Department of Engineering Science Graduate School of Information and Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Tokyo.
Hiroshi Handa is a Professor at Tokyo Medical University and Emeritus Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He has held positions at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.