Problems in (nano)medical mechanics

Mauro Ferrari

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6 Scopus citations


Three major biomedical problems in non-linear mechanics are stated, and several sub-problems are derived from simplifications that correspond to substituting model nanotechnology-based systems for their biological counterpart. Strategies for the solutions to these problems are briefly proposed. The medical implications of the solutions to the general and simplified problems are discussed, and perspectives on the deep transformation in health care these solutions would engender are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-19
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics
StatePublished - 2013


  • Biobarriers
  • Biomedical mechanics
  • Environments
  • Mass transport through nanoscale
  • Nano delivery systems
  • Nanotechnology
  • Tumor targeting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Applied Mathematics


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