TY - CHAP A1 - Josef Mašek A2 - Eliška Mašková A3 - Daniela Lubasová A4 - Roman Špánek A5 - Milan Raška A6 - Jaroslav Turánek ED1 - Simona Clichici ED2 - Adriana Filip ED3 - Gustavo M. do Nascimento Y1 - 2020-02-19 PY - 2020 T1 - Nanofibers in Mucosal Drug and Vaccine Delivery N2 - In the last decade, nanomaterials have become a double-edged sword. On one hand, nanomaterials have proven their limitless potential not only for technological applications, but also for medical ones. On the other hand, the increasing use of these nanomaterials has raised concerns regarding their safety for environmental and human health, due to their potential toxicity. The toxic effects of nanomaterials depend on their type, surface geometry, diameter, length and function. This book intends to provide a comprehensive evidence-based overview of nanomaterial toxicity, from their synthesis and characterization, environmental impact, tests to assess their toxicity in vitro and in vivo, ways to modulate their impact on living organisms, to their beneficial use in biomedical applications. BT - Nanomaterials SP - Ch. 10 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.82279 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.82279 SN - 978-1-78984-617-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-10-21 ER -