Biodegradable Polymers. Volume 2: New Biomaterial Advancement and Challenges


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.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Synthetic Biodegradable Functional Poly(amino acid)s for Biomedical Applications
(Jianxun Ding, Jinjin Chen, Xiuli Zhuang and Xuesi Chen*
Key Laboratory of Polymer Ecomaterials, Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Changchun, People’s Republic of China)

Chapter 2
Fibrous Biomaterials from Proteins
(Helan Xu and Yiqi Yang, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, HECO Building, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, and others)

Chapter 3
An Overview of A Novel Family of Nature-Inspired Design of Biodegradable Functional Amino Acid-based Poly(ester amide) Biomaterials: New Development, Property and Biomedical Applications
(C. C. Chu, Biomedical Engineering Program, Dept. of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA)

Chapter 4
The New Functional Segmented Urethanes Biomaterials for Biomedical Studies: Design for Biocompatibility, Biodegradability, Self-assembly in Nanoscale
(Mingyu He and Chih-Chang Chu, Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, and others)

Chapter 5
Biologically Inspired Engineering of Chitin and Chitin Derivatives: Nanoassemblies, Biocomposites and Bioprotonic Transistors
(Chao Zhong, MIT Synthetic Biology Center, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Dept. of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and others)

Chapter 6
Biodegradable Polymeric Materials from Algae
(Eliza Ayton, Mark Ashton Zeller, Ryan Hunt, Alexander Jones and Suraj Sharma, Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA, and others)

Chapter 7
Poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB) in Biomedical Applications and Tissue Engineering
(Kai Guo, and David P. Martin, Tepha, Inc., Lexington MA, USA)

Chapter 8
New PHB-producing Bacillus Strain from Environmental Samples
(Alejandra Rodríguez-Contreras, and María Soledad Marqués-Calvo, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering, Technical University of Catalonia-Barcelona Tech, Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 9
Biodegradable Functionalized Aliphatic Polyester: Preparation and Biomedical Application
(Yan Zhang, Jinhong Li, Meidong Lang, and Chichang Chu, Biomedical Engineering Program, Dept. of Fiber Science and Apparel Design, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA, and others)

Chapter 10
Densely Functionalized Biodegradable Polymers
(Ying Xu, Chao Peng, Sachin Gokhale, and Abraham Joy, Department of Polymer Science, The University of Akron, Akron, OH, USA)

Chapter 11
Photoluminescent Biodegradable Polymers
(Zhiwei Xie, Yixue Su, Dingying Shan, Richard T. Tran, and Jian Yang, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Materials Research Institute, The Huck Institutes the Life Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA)

Chapter 12
Dynamic Control of Degradable Thiol-ene Hydrogels
(Han Shih and Chien-Chi Lin, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, USA)

Chapter 13
Biodegradable Polymer Nanoparticles
(Odinei H. Gonçalves, Fernanda V. Leimann, Fernanda R. Steinmacher, Luana B. Peres, Claudia Sayer, Pedro H. H. Araújo, Post-Graduation Program of Food Technology, Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 14
Nanostructured Strategies of Biodegradable Polymers for Soft and Hard Tissue Engineering Applications
(Venugopal J, Sridhar R, Gandhimathi C, Bhaarathy V, Sujana A and Ramakrishna S, National University of Singapore, Singapore)


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