Biodegradable Polymers. Volume 1: Advancement in Biodegradation Study and Applications


Chih-Chang Chu (Editor)
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA

Series: Polymer Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC055000

These 2 volume books strive to provide to our readers the most up-to-date core information available in the published literature as well as our yet to be published studies with ample illustrations (total 416) on biodegradable polymers. Much of the information used in this book is from the authors’ own research activities over the past several decades. These 2 volume books contain a compilation of new developments in the creation and use of biodegradable polymers including the relatively new polymers designed from the ground up (i.e., designing new monomers), the modification of existing biodegradable polymers to achieve particular new goals and functions, new fabrication methods for better efficiency, purity and yields, new engineering methods to formulate existing biodegradable polymers into new physical forms, and new applications of existing or new biodegradable polymers in biomedical and environmental arenas.

These 2 volume books contain a total of 28 chapters grouped under 2 volumes. Volume 1 has a total of 14 chapters and 2 sections: Section I Basic degradation study and phenomenon (6 chapters), and Section II Biomedical and environmental applications (8 chapters). Volume 2 has also 14 chapters, and focuses on newly designed biodegradable polymers, and their formulation into different physical forms. The chapters in both volumes have both new original articles and information and review articles with updated and new information. Although the bulk of the chapters in this book (> 90%) deal with issues in biomedical fields which are far more challenging, demanding, and costly to resolve, two chapters deal with use of biodegradable materials for environmental impacts.

The books are designed for material and polymer scientists and engineers and biomedical engineers in both universities and in industries with an interest in the biomedical field. Biomaterial scientists and engineers, biomedical engineers and even medical professionals who have used implantable polymeric-based medical devices for their practice will find these books coverage of the latest developments and challenges useful either as a comprehensive review or an up to date report of the developments in the field of biodegradable polymers. The contributors include both academic scientists and research scientists in industry, from 10 different countries in North (USA) and South America (Brazil, Argentina), Asia (China, Korea, Singapore) and Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal). Therefore, these 2 volume books are truly internationally as well as multidisciplinary-oriented, covering science and engineering without borders.
(Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


I. Basic Degradation Study

Chapter 1
Biodegradation from the Viewpoint of a Polymer Chemist – Biodegradable Polyether Graft Polyesters
(Jens Köhler, Helmut Keul and Martin Möller, Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University and DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials e.V., Aachen, Germany)

Chapter 2
Constitutive Modeling and Mechanical Behavior Prediction of Biodegradable Polymers during Degradation
(André C. Vieira, Rui M. Guedes and Volnei Tita, Aeronautical Engineering Department, São Carlos School of Engineering, University of São Paulo, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3
Recent Trends in the Structural Characterization and Degradation of Biodegradable Polymers By Modern Mass Spectrometry
(Paola Rizzarelli and Sabrina Carroccio, Istituto per i Polimeri, Compositi e Biomateriali – Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche; Catania, Italy)

Chapter 4
Real-time in-situ Electrical Monitoring of the Degradation of Biopolymers using Semiconductor Field-effect Devices
(A. Poghossian, S. Schusser, M. Bäcker, M. Leinhos and M. J. Schöning, Institute of Nano- and Biotechnologies (INB), FH Aachen, Germany)

Chapter 5
Biodegradation of Polycaprolactone Scaffolds
(Hanqing Feng and Qing Liu, Jiangyin Recongene Biomedical Technologies Co., Ltd, Jianyin, China, and others)

Chapter 6
Assessment of Polymer-based Nanocomposites Biodegradability
(A. V. Machado, A. Araújo and M. Oliveira, IPC –Institute for Polymers and Composites, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)

II. Biomedical and Environmental Application

Chapter 7
Biodegradable Polyester-based Stent: Current Status and Future Perspectives
(Ji Hoon Park, Kinam Park and Moon Suk Kim, Department of Molecular Science and Technology, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, and others)

Chapter 8
Biodegradable Polymeric Stent: Current and Future Development
(Yunbing Wang, National Engineering Research Center For Biomaterials, Sichuan University, China)

Chapter 9
A Novel Therapeutic for Diabetic Retinopathy: Mast Cell Stabilizer Impregnated Synthetic Biodegradable Amino Acid-Based Poly(ester amide) Rods
(Daniel Knecht and C. C. Chu, Ezra Pharmaceutical, Inc., New York, USA)

Chapter 10
Development of Polyester-Drug Nanoconjugates for Cancer Targeting and Treatment
(Qian Yin, Rong Tong, Hua Wang and Jianjun Cheng, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA)

Chapter 11
Polycaprolactone Scaffolds for Stem Cell Research and Tissue Engineering
(Guixin Shi, Hugh Q.Zhao and Qing Liu, Beijing Advanced Medical Technologies Co., Ltd, Beijing, China, and others)

Chapter 12
Biopolymeric Magnetic Composites for Environmental Remediation of Aqueous Effluents
(María Fernanda Horst, Mariana Alvarez and Verónica Lassalle, INQUISUR-DTO.Química, Universidad Nacional del Sur 8000, Bahía Blanca, Argentina)

Chapter 13
Polyvinyl Alcohol Based Biodegradable Polymer Nanocomposites
(Kaiyan Qiu and Anil N. Netravali, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, and others)

Chapter 14
Novel Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Sterilization of Absorbable Sutures and New Amino Acid-based Biomaterials as Suture Coating
(Janet L. Huie, J. Anastasia Nichols, Julien P. Fey, David Burns, Alicia Potuck and Chih-Chang Chu, NovaSterilis Inc., Lansing, NY, USA, and others)


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