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Journal of Nanophotonics • Open Access

Diamondoid Molecules: with Applications in Biomedicine, Materials Science, Nanotechnology & Petroleum Science
Author(s): Ognjen Perišić

Paper Abstract

The pharmaceutical and biotech industries face difficult problems. Namely, enormous amounts of capital are spent on research and development, but a very small number of tested compounds become truly marketable. Moreover, many of the compounds currently on the market are, in essence, evolutionary designed. Thus, although it is equipped with the most advanced technology and backed up with a comprehensive theoretical framework, the current biotech industry lags in productivity when compared to the old-style, animal-model-based research. Some researchers have expressed their belief in a need for a paradigm shift. But what might that paradigm shift be? It may be a new way to screen and test molecules, but it could also be an introduction of a completely new set of molecular building blocks. The new book by G. A. Mansoori et al. on diamondoid molecules may be one of the first steps toward that shift. Diamondoid Molecules is a thorough presentation of current and future applications of diamondoids. It is composed of seven chapters and a comprehensive glossary. Every chapter is excellently illustrated with plenty of clearly designed figures and graphs and well-organized tables.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 2013
PDF: 3 pages
J. Nanophoton. 7(1) 079899 doi: 10.1117/1.JNP.7.079899
Published in: Journal of Nanophotonics Volume 7, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Ognjen Perišić, Big Blue Genomics (Serbia)

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