Editor: Mihail Lucian Pascu

Laser Optofluidics in Fighting Multiple Drug Resistance

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ISBN: 978-1-68108-499-2 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-498-5 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810849851170101

Introduction

This monograph is a collection of reviews that presents results obtained from new and somewhat unconventional methods used to fight multiple drug resistance (MDR) acquired by microorganisms and tumours. Two directions are considered: (i) the modification of non-antibiotic medicines by exposure to un-coherent, or laser optical radiation to obtain photoproducts that receive bactericidal or, possibly, tumouricidal properties and (ii) the development of new vectors (micrometric droplets of solutions containing medicinal agents) to transport medicines to targets based on optical and micro spectroscopic methods.

Chapters shed light on pendant droplets used for antibiotic drug delivery, the science of lasers and their interactions with fluids in pendant droplets and spectroscopic analyses of droplets used to treat MDR infections. It therefore equips researchers and medical professionals with information about tools that enable them to respond to medical emergencies in challenging environments.

The intended readership for this monograph includes graduate students, medical doctors, fluid physicists, biologists, photochemists, and experts in drug delivery methods employed in extreme conditions (such as those found in outer space and hypergravity conditions) who are learning about using techniques such as laser spectroscopy, biophotonics and optofluidics/microfluidics.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Mihail Lucian Pascu




Contributor(s):
S. B. Aidarova
Kazakh National Technical University
Almaty
Kazakhstan


I. R. Andrei
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


M. Boni
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania
/
Faculty of Physics
University of Bucharest
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


M. C. Chifiriuc
Faculty of Biology
University of Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania
/
Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania


M. Costache
Faculty of Biology
University of Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania


F. Cotorobai
National Institute of Materials Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Dinache
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Dowson
European Space Agency, European Space Research and Technology Centre, TEC-MMG
Noordwijk
The Netherlands


L. Frunza
National Institute of Materials Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


S. Frunza
National Institute of Materials Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


C. P. Ganea
National Institute of Materials Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


G Gochev
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Institute of Physical Chemistry
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sofia
Bulgaria


X. W. Hu
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
State Key Laboratory of Multiphase Flow in Power Engineering
Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi'an
P.R. China


D. Izbassarov
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer
Istanbul
Turkey


A. Javadi
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Chemical Engineering Department
University of Tehran
Tehran
Iran


T. Kairaliyeva
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Kazakh National Technical University
Almaty
Kazakhstan


M. Karbaschi
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany


J. Krägel
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Sinterface Technologies
Berlin
Germany


J. J. W. A. van Loon
Dutch Experiment Support Center, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery / Oral Pathology
VU University Medical Center & Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
/
European Space Agency, European Space Research and Technology Centre, TEC-MMG
Noordwijk
The Netherlands


A. V. Makievski
Sinterface Technologies
Berlin
Germany


R. Miller
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany


M. Muradoglu
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Koc University, Rumelifeneri Yolu, Sariyer
Istanbul
Turkey


V. Nastasa
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


M. L. Pascu
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania
/
Faculty of Physics
University of Bucharest
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


R. Pirvulescu
Emergency University Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
Bucharest
Romania


M. Popa
Faculty of Biology
University of Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania
/
Research Institute of the University of Bucharest
Bucharest
Romania


A. Popa-Cherecheanu
Emergency University Hospital, Ophthalmology Clinic
University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila”
Bucharest
Romania


M. T. Rahni
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Sharif University
Tehran
Iran


M. O. Romanitan
Södersjukhuset AB, Internmedicin kliniken
Sektion för Neurologi
Stockholm
Sweden


A. A. Sharipova
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Kazakh National Technical University
Almaty
Kazakhstan


S. Simion
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


Á. Simon
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania
/
Faculty of Physics
University of Bucharest
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Smarandache
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Staicu
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Stoicu
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


A. Tleuova
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany
/
Kazakh National Technical University
Almaty
Kazakhstan


T. Tozar
National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania


V. Ulaganathan
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany


J. Y. Won
Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces
Potsdam
Germany


I. Zgura
National Institute of Materials Physics
Magurele, Ilfov
Romania




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