Using an interdisciplinary approach with emphasis on biological applications, Dendrimers in Medicine and Biotechnology: New Molecular Tools discusses the relationship between the dendrimer molecular motif and its biological properties. The 182-page book examines this new class of macromolecules that is increasingly utilized in synthetic organic chemistry, biology, medicine and biotechnology. An introduction provides definitions of terms and symbols. Other sections cover the design, synthesis and chemical properties of dendrimers as well as their use in diagnostics and biological systems, and as drugs, biomimics and drug-delivery devices. The resource is written for scientists, postgraduate students and others interested in the field. U. Boas, J.B. Christensen, P.M.H. Heegaard; RSC Publishing, Cambridge, UK, 2006; $129.