Advances in Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Deepak Pathania (Editor)
Central University of Jammu, Bagla (Rahya-Suchani), Distt Samba, Jammu & Kashmir, India

Bhuvanesh Gupta (Editor)
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC021000




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Polymers have generated considerable interest in a large number of technologically important fields such as human healthcare systems. Polymers represent a very important domain of materials and have become an integral part of day to day human life. Polymers exist in nature; they have been and continue to be an integral part of the universe.

This book is intended for scientists and researchers to use in their research or in their professional practice in polymer chemistry and its biomedical applications. Multiple biological, synthetic and hybrid polymers are used for multiple medical applications. A wide range of different polymers are available, and they have the advantage to be tunable in physical, chemical and biological properties and in a wide range to match the requirements of specific applications. This book gives a brief overview about the introduction and developments of polymers for different applications. It is composed of fourteen edited chapters and is intended for scientists and researchers to use in their research or in their professional practice in polymer chemistry and its biomedical applications.


Chapter 1. Innovative Biopolymer Nano-Multylayered Films for Biomedical Applications: Fabrication and Physical Properties
(M. Marudova, A. Viraneva, S. Sotirov, I. Bodurov, G. Exner, I. Vlaeva and T. Yovcheva, Faculty of Physicsand Technology, University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and others)

Chapter 2. Polymer Grafted Smart Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: Challenges and Advances in Controlled Drug Delivery Applications
(Manohar V. Badiger and Neha Tiwari, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India)

Chapter 3. Biodegradable Shape Memory Polyurethane and Its Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
(Dheeraj Ahuja and Anupama Kaushik, S.S. Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India)

Chapter 4. Advances in Polymers for Drug Delivery and Wound Healing Applications
(Zahra Shariatinia and Ahmad Mohammadi-Denyani, Department of Chemistry, Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic), Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 5. Modified Biopolymers and Its Potential Significance in Targeted Drug Delivery and Disease Diagnosis
(S. Vaidevi, M. Azeera, K. Ruckmani and, S. Lakshmana Prabub, National Facility for Drug Development for Academia, Pharmaceutical and Allied Industries (NFDD), Anna University, BIT campus, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Validation of Nano Bis-Demethoxy Curcumin Analog (NBDMCA) as Adjuvants for Multidrug Resistant Infections
(Charanya Sankar, Thiyagarajan Devasena and Arul Prakash Francis, Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Anna University, Chennai, India)

Chapter 7. Plasma Functionalisation of Polycaprolactone Surface for Biomedical Applications
(Jincy Joy, Surabhi Singh, Sadiya Anjum and Bhuvanesh Gupta, Bioengineering Laboratory, Department of Textile Technology, Indian Institute of Technology, India)

Chapter 8. Advances in Directional Delivery of DNA and siRNA
(Adesh K. Saini, Yash Raj Rastogi and Reena V. Saini, Faculty of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, Shoolini University, Solan, Himachal Pradesh, India)

Chapter 9. Chitosan Containing Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications
(Mihaela Baican and Cornelia Vasile, Pharmaceutical Physics Department, “Grigore T. Popa” Medicine and Pharmacy University, RO, Romania, and others)

Chapter 10. Dressing Materials Using Herbal Drugs for Better Wound Management
(Arpan Biswas, Manoranjan Sahu and Pralay Maiti, School of Materials Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India, and others)

Chapter 11. Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels through Gamma Radiation Induced Graft Copolymerization of Hydrophilic Monomers onto Polymeric Films: For Biomedical Applications
(Teena Sehgal and Sunita Rattan, HMR Institute of Technology and Management, Hamispur, New Delhi, India, and others)

Chapter 12. Therapeutic Applications of Polymeric Hydrogels
(Poonam Negi, Chetna Verma and Sarita Kumari, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shoolini University, Solan, India, and others)

Chapter 13. Bioinspired Materials for Diagnostic Imaging Applications
(Enza Torino, Franca De Sarno and Alfonso Maria Ponsiglione, Department of Chemical, Materials and Industrial Engineering (DICMaPI), University of Naples “Federico II”)

Chapter 14. Recent Advances in Polymeric Drug Delivery Carrier Systems
(P. Sharma, P. Negi and N. Mahindroo, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Shoolini University, Solan, India)

Chapter 15. Value Added Wound Healing Material of Cross Linked PVA-Alginate Network
(N. Gobi, T. Devasena and P. Pathmaja, Department of Textile Technology and Centre for Nanosceince and Technology, Alagappa College of Technology, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India)


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