International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Jin Zhang
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
- CiteScore 0.9 (2022)
In recent years, frontiers of research in engineering, science and technology have been driven by developments in nanomaterials, encompassing a diverse range of disciplines such as materials science, biomedical engineering, nanomedicine and biology, manufacturing technology, biotechnology, nanotechnology, and nanoelectronics. IJNBM provides an interdisciplinary vehicle covering these fields. Advanced materials inspired by biological systems and processes are likely to influence the development of novel technologies for a wide variety of applications from vaccines to artificial tissues and organs to quantum computers.
Topics covered include
- Nanostructured materials/surfaces/interfaces
- Synthesis of nanostructures
- Biological/biomedical materials
- Artificial organs/tissues
- Tissue engineering
- Bioengineering materials
- Medical devices
- Functional/structural nanomaterials
- Carbon-based materials
- Nanomaterials characterisation
- Novel applications of nanomaterials
- Modelling of behaviour of nanomaterials
- Nanomaterials for biomedical applications
- Biological response to nanomaterials
IJNBM aims at promoting and coordinating developments in the field of nano and biomaterials. The international dimension is emphasised in order to meet the latest needs of accelerating theoretical knowledge and practical verification of new technologies and products.
IJNBM is intended to help professionals, academics, researchers and policy makers, working in the field of materials science and technology and materials testing, physical modelling or simulation of various processes in nano and biomaterials, engineering education, and to disseminate information related to nano and biomaterials.
IJNBM publishes original high quality papers, rapid communications, timely review papers, technical reports, and case studies. Special issues devoted to developments in important topics in biological and nanostructured materials will be published periodically.
IJNBM is indexed in:
- Scopus (Elsevier)
- Compendex [formerly Ei] (Elsevier)
- Academic OneFile (Gale)
- Chemical Abstracts (CAS)
- cnpLINKer (CNPIEC)
- Embase (Elsevier)
- Expanded Academic ASAP (Gale)
- Google Scholar
- Info Trac (Gale)
- Inspec (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
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Editor in Chief
- Zhang, Jin, Western University, Canada
- Zhong, Wen, University of Manitoba, Canada
- Levingstone, Tanya J., Dublin City University, Ireland
- Ouyang, Jianying, Security and Disruptive Technologies Research Centre (SDT), National Research Council Canada (NRC), Canada
- Panja, Sudipta, University of Nebraska Medical Center, USA
- Deng, Shuhao, Central South University, China
Editorial Board Members
- Astruc, Didier, Université Bordeaux I, France
- Bhushan, Bharat, Ohio State University, USA
- Brabazon, Dermot, Dublin City University, Ireland
- Brydson, Rik, University of Leeds, UK
- Chen, L.Q., Pennsylvania State University, USA
- Gorb, Stanislav N., Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel , Germany
- Irvin, Randall, University of Alberta, Canada
- Ishihara, Kazuhiko, University of Tokyo, Japan
- Ishikawa, Kunio, Kyushu University, Japan
- Langford, Steven J., Monash University, Australia
- Layrolle, Pierre, University of Nantes, France
- Lu, K., Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
- Palmore, G. Tayhas R., Brown University, USA
- Phoenix, David, London South Bank University, UK
- Somasundaran, P., Columbia University, USA
- Stamboulis, Artemis, University of Birmingham, UK
- Szpunar, J.A., McGill University, Canada
- Tada, Hirokazu, Osaka University, Japan
- Tenne, Reshef, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
- Thomsen, Peter, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- Troczynski, Tom, University of British Columbia, Canada
- Vecchio, Kenneth S., University of California at San Diego, USA
- Ziomek-Moroz, Margaret, U.S. Department of Energy, USA
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Mopping up amitriptyline to treat overdose
1 August, 2023
Research in the International Journal of Nano and Biomaterials has demonstrated how Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) can be used to soak up the drug amitriptyline in cases of overdose. Amitriptyline is a commonly prescribed tricyclic antidepressant, used to manage depression, chronic pain, and mood disorders. It is, as with many prescription medicines, also a drug of abuse as well as representing a potential lethal risk to users through overdose. Amitriptyline can have various detrimental effects if misused. It can affect breathing cause nausea vomiting and diarrhoea. It also affects the central nervous system leading to confusion, agitation, hallucinations, delirium, drowsiness, and potentially coma at higher doses. It has serious effects on the heart and cardiovascular system causing arrhythmia, hypotension (a dangerous drop in blood pressure), and even cardiac arrest. Soma Chakraborty, Adrienne Nicole S. Bartolome, and Francisgerard A. Aguilar in the Department of Chemistry at Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City, Philippines, explain that sequestration, the process of capturing and removing a substance from a solution, could be used to manage amitriptyline overdose. The team has investigated the effectiveness of MCC in sequestering, or adsorbing, amitriptyline from aqueous solutions [...]More details...