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Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Giuseppe Perale,Jöns Hilborn
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-08-24
ISBN : 0081002661
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications: From Fundamentals to Translational Medicine provides readers with an overview of bioresorbable polymeric materials in the biomedical field. A useful resource for materials scientists in industry and academia, offering information on the fundamentals and considerations, synthesis and processing, and the clinical and R and D applications of bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications. Focuses on biomedical applications of bioresorbable polymers Features a comprehensive range of topics including fundamentals, synthesis, processing, and applications Provides balanced coverage of the field with contributions from academia and industry Includes clinical and R and D applications of bioresorbable polymers for biomedical applications

Bioresorbable Polymers and their Biomedical Applications

Bioresorbable Polymers and their Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Declan M Devine
Publisher : Smithers Rapra
Release : 2017-04-10
ISBN : 1911088092
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioresorbable or biodegradable polymers are commonly used in various biomedical applications. The application of bioresorbable polymers in the biomedical sector has been widely exploited by immobilising suturing thread with an analgesic or antibacterial drugs, and the development of bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, wound-healing and intravenous drug-delivery devices. Furthermore, biodegradable polymers have been investigated as a replacement for metallic orthopaedic devices due to their precise control of material composition and microstructure. These polymers are eliminated from the body via dissolution, assimilation and excretion through metabolic pathways. The hydrolysing process breaks down the polymer into smaller units and its degradation products are excreted by means of the citric acid cycle or by direct renal excretion with no residual side effects.Processing of bioresorbable implants can be achieved via conventional polymer processing methods such as extrusion, injection and compressing moulding, solvent spinning or casting. However, special consideration must be given when processing these materials because heat can cause a reduction in molecular weight due to the hydrolysing of bonds. In addition, overheating can depolymerise the polymer and, as a result, monomers can have a plasticising effect on the polymer. Recently, alternative approaches utilising rapid prototyping and micro-/nanofabrication processes have been employed.This book addresses these issues and highlights recent advances in the biomedical field that have being enabled by the use of biodegradable polymers. This book is designed as a reference guide for academic researchers utilising biodegradable polymers in a range of areas from tissue engineering to controlled release of active pharmaceuticals, through to industry-based processors of biodegradable polymers.

Natural Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Natural Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Rui L. Reis,Nuno M. Neves,Joao F. Mano,Manuela E. Gomes,Alexandra P. Marques,Helena S. Azevedo
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2008-08-15
ISBN : 1845694813
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymers from natural sources are particularly useful as biomaterials and in regenerative medicine, given their similarity to the extracellular matrix and other polymers in the human body. This important book reviews the wealth of research on both tried and promising new natural-based biomedical polymers, together with their applications as implantable biomaterials, controlled-release carriers or scaffolds for tissue engineering. The first part of the book reviews the sources, processing and properties of natural-based polymers for biomedical applications. Part two describes how the surfaces of polymer-based biomaterials can be modified to improve their functionality. The third part of the book discusses the use of natural-based polymers for biodegradable scaffolds and hydrogels in tissue engineering. Building on this foundation, Part four looks at the particular use of natural-gelling polymers for encapsulation, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The penultimate group of chapters reviews the use of natural-based polymers as delivery systems for drugs, hormones, enzymes and growth factors. The final part of the book summarises research on the key issue of biocompatibility. Natural-based polymers for biomedical applications is a standard reference for biomedical engineers, those studying and researching in this important area, and the medical community. Examines the sources, processing and properties of natural based polymers for biomedical applications Explains how the surfaces of polymer based biomaterials can be modified to improve their functionality Discusses the use of natural based polymers for hydrogels in tissue engineering, and in particular natural gelling polymers for encapsulation and regenerative medicine

Bioresorbable Polymers

Bioresorbable Polymers Book
Author : Declan Devine
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2019-04-15
ISBN : 3110640570
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioresorbable implants can be processed via conventional polymer processing methods such as extrusion, injection and compressing moulding, solvent spinning or casting. This book addresses issues and highlights recent advances in the use of biodegradable polymers. It is intended for researchers utilizing biodegradable polymers in areas from tissue engineering to controlled release of active pharmaceuticals, as well as industrial processors.

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications

Biodegradable and Biobased Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Susheel Kalia,Luc Avérous
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-01-29
ISBN : 1119117356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume incorporates 13 contributions from renowned experts from the relevant research fields that are related biodegradable and biobased polymers and their environmental and biomedical applications. Specifically, the book highlights: Developments in polyhydroxyalkanoates applications in agriculture, biodegradable packaging material and biomedical field like drug delivery systems, implants, tissue engineering and scaffolds The synthesis and elaboration of cellulose microfibrils from sisal fibres for high performance engineering applications in various sectors such as the automotive and aerospace industries, or for building and construction The different classes and chemical modifications of tannins Electro-activity and applications of Jatropha latex and seed The synthesis, properties and applications of poly(lactic acid) The synthesis, processing and properties of poly(butylene succinate), its copolymers, composites and nanocomposites The different routes for preparation polymers from vegetable oil and the effects of reinforcement and nano-reinforcement on the physical properties of such biobased polymers The different types of modified drug delivery systems together with the concept of the drug delivery matrix for controlled release of drugs and for antitumor drugs The use of nanocellulose as sustainable adsorbents for the removal of water pollutants mainly heavy metal ions, organic molecules, dyes, oil and CO2 The main extraction techniques, structure, properties and different chemical modifications of lignins Proteins and nucleic acids based biopolymers The role of tamarind seed polysaccharide-based multiple-unit systems in sustained drug release

Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers

Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers Book
Author : Xiang Cheng Zhang
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2016-09-22
ISBN : 0081003935
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers: Materials and Properties provides a practical guide to the use of biodegradable and bioresorbable polymers for study, research, and applications within medicine. Fundamentals of the basic principles and science behind the use of biodegradable polymers in advanced research and in medical and pharmaceutical applications are presented, as are important new concepts and principles covering materials, properties, and computer modeling, providing the reader with useful tools that will aid their own research, product design, and development. Supported by practical application examples, the scope and contents of the book provide researchers with an important reference and knowledge-based educational and training aid on the basics and fundamentals of these important medical polymers. Provides a practical guide to the fundamentals, synthesis, and processing of bioresorbable polymers in medicine Contains comprehensive coverage of material properties, including unique insights into modeling degradation Written by an eclectic mix of international authors with experience in academia and industry

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers

Durability and Reliability of Medical Polymers Book
Author : Mike Jenkins,Artemis Stamboulis
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2012-08-13
ISBN : 0857096516
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Given the widespread use of polymers in medical devices, the durability and reliability of this material in use is an area of critical importance. Durability and reliability of medical polymers reviews the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers. Part one provides a review of the types and properties of bioresorbable medical polymers. The effect of molecular structure on properties is discussed, along with the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications. Transport phenomena and the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers are reviewed, before an exploration of synthetic bioresorbable polymers and their use in orthopaedic tissue regeneration. Part two goes on to explore the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers, and wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body are discussed in depth, before an investigation into manufacturing defects and the failure of synthetic polymeric medical devices. With its distinguished editors and international team of expert contributors, Durability and reliability of medical polymers is an essential tool for all materials scientists, researchers and engineers involved in the design, development and application of medical polymers, whilst also providing a helpful overview of the subject for biologists, chemist and clinicians. Comprehensively examines the performance of both bioresorbable and non-bioresorbable medical polymers Discusses the processing of bioresorbable and other polymers for medical applications, before reviewing the degradation of bioresorbable medical polymers Explores the durability and reliability of non-bioresorbable medical polymers and discusses wear processes in polymer implants and ageing processes of biomedical polymers in the body

Resorbable Fiber Forming Polymers for Biotextile Applications

Resorbable Fiber Forming Polymers for Biotextile Applications Book
Author : Chirag R. Gajjar,Martin W. King
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-05
ISBN : 3319083058
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book summarizes the properties and applications of conventional and commercially available fiber-forming, bioresorbable polymers, as well as those currently under study, for use as biotextiles. Factors affecting the performance of these biomaterials are presented, and precautionary measures to reduce premature, hydrolytic degradation during manufacturing and processing are discussed. Because of the structural requirements of medical devices and the technological advancements in synthetic fibers and textile technology, the new field of "Biotextiles" has evolved to exploit the potential of various woven, knitted, braided and non-woven textile structures for biomedical applications. Textile substrates provide certain unique mechanical properties to the medical device and because of an inherently high level of porosity, they can encourage cell growth and promote migration and proliferation. Bioresorbable devices that assist in the repair and regeneration of damaged tissues have in recent years replaced many of the permanent prosthetic devices. Thus, the topic of “Bioresorbable Biomaterials” generates much interest and research activity in the field of biomaterials science today. For this reason, the use of bioresorbable polymers as fibers is currently dominating the field of resorbable biomaterials for applications from sutures to tissue engineering scaffolds.

Natural Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Natural Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Tatiana G. Volova,Yuri S. Vinnik,Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya,Nadejda M. Markelova,Gennady E. Zaikov
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-04-21
ISBN : 1315341816
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This new book presents the authors’ biomedical studies of natural degradable biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHAs]) and discusses the demand for medical-grade materials and modern trends, focusing on the present status and future potential of PHAs. The authors present and summarize their most important results and findings obtained during the last few years in experimental studies and clinical trials of PHAs at the Institute of Biophysics Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Science.

Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices

Handbook of Polymer Applications in Medicine and Medical Devices Book
Author : Zheng Zhang,Ophir Ortiz,Ritu Goyal,Joachim Kohn
Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Release : 2013-12-05
ISBN : 0128076755
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The design and development of tissue-engineered products has benefited from many years of clinical utilization of a wide range of biodegradable polymers. Newly developed biodegradable polymers and modifications of previously developed biodegradable polymers have enhanced the tools available for creating clinically important tissue-engineering applications. Insights gained from studies of cell-matrix interactions, cell-cell signaling, and organization of cellular components, are placing increased demands on medical implants to interact with the patient’s tissue in a more biologically appropriate fashion. Whereas in the twentieth century biocompatibility was largely equated with eliciting no harmful response, the biomaterials of the twenty first century will have to elicit tissue responses that support healing or regeneration of the patient’s own tissue. This chapter surveys the universe of those biodegradable polymers that may be useful in the development of medical implants and tissue-engineered products. Here, we distinguish between biologically derived polymers and synthetic polymers. The materials are described in terms of their chemical composition, breakdown products, mechanism of breakdown, mechanical properties, and clinical limitations. Also discussed are product design considerations in processing of biomaterials into a final form (e.g., gel, membrane, matrix) that will effect the desired tissue response.

Handbook of Polymers for Pharmaceutical Technologies Biodegradable Polymers

Handbook of Polymers for Pharmaceutical Technologies  Biodegradable Polymers Book
Author : Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-09-22
ISBN : 1119041449
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymers are one of the most fascinating materials of the present era finding their applications in almost every aspects of life. Polymers are either directly available in nature or are chemically synthesized and used depending upon the targeted applications.Advances in polymer science and the introduction of new polymers have resulted in the significant development of polymers with unique properties. Different kinds of polymers have been and will be one of the key in several applications in many of the advanced pharmaceutical research being carried out over the globe. This 4-partset of books contains precisely referenced chapters, emphasizing different kinds of polymers with basic fundamentals and practicality for application in diverse pharmaceutical technologies. The volumes aim at explaining basics of polymers based materials from different resources and their chemistry along with practical applications which present a future direction in the pharmaceutical industry. Each volume offer deep insight into the subject being treated. Volume 1: Structure and Chemistry Volume 2: Processing and Applications Volume 3: Biodegradable Polymers Volume 4: Bioactive and Compatible Synthetic/Hybrid Polymers

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development Book
Author : Abraham J. Domb,Neeraj Kumar
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-05-12
ISBN : 9781118015803
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book focuses on biodegradable polymers that are already in clinical use or under clinical development. Synthetic and natural polymers will be included. This excludes polymers that have been investigated and did not reach clinical development. The purpose of this book is to provide updated status of the polymers that are clinical use and those that are now being developed for clinical use and hopefully will reach the clinic during the next 5 years. The book provides information that of interest to academics and practicing researchers including chemists, biologists and bioengineers and users: physicians, pharmacists.

Biomedical Applications of Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers

Biomedical Applications of Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers Book
Author : Jeffrey O. Hollinger
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 1995-07-19
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This is a state-of-the-art, inclusive volume exploring several families of biodegradable polymers having biomedical applications. Contributing authors are active in their disciplines and therefore provide up-to-the-minute, factual data derived from hands-on experience and cutting-edge technology. Authors were selected on the basis of their contributions in the field of biomedical materials research, with special emphasis on the skeletal system. The factual details contained in this text will be an invaluable resource to bioengineering and polymer chemistry students, to clinicians and researchers involved in tissue regeneration, and to the biotechnology industry exploring methods for drug delivery and tissue engineering.

Macromolecular Symposia No 197

Macromolecular Symposia  No  197 Book
Author : I. Meisel
Publisher : Wiley-VCH
Release : 2003-11-14
ISBN : 9783527307012
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 7th World Conference on "Biodegradable Polymers & Plastics" held in Tirrenia (Pisa)--Italy in June 2002, as a renamed continuation of the International Scientific Workshops on "Biodegradable Polymers and Plastics" started in 1989, focused on the following topics: Environmentally Degradable Polymeric Materials (EDPs) Water-soluble/Swellable Biodegradable Polymers EDPs from Renewable Resources Biopolymers Bioresorbable Materials for Biomedical Applications Biorelated Polymers Standards and Regulations on EDPs This issue contains most of the contribution from this conference.

Advances in Sustainable Polymers

Advances in Sustainable Polymers Book
Author : Vimal Katiyar,Raghvendra Gupta,Tabli Ghosh
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2019-11-05
ISBN : 9813298049
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides a systematic overview of the processing and applications of sustainable polymers. The volume covers recent advances in biomedical, food packaging, fuel cell, membrane, and other emerging applications. The book begins by addressing different sections of biomedical application including use of carbohydrate-based therapeutics, nanohybrids, nanohydrogels, bioresorbable polymers and their composites, polymer-grafted nanobiomaterials for biomedical devices and implants, nanofibres, and others. The second part of this book discusses various processing and packaging materials for food packaging applications. The last section discusses other emerging applications, including using microbial fuel cells for waste water treatment, microfluidic fuel cells for low power applications, among others. This volume will be relevant to researchers working to improve the properties of bio-based materials for their advanced application and wide commercialization.

Synthesis Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Biodegradable Poly ester Amide s and Related Polymers

Synthesis  Characterization and Biomedical Applications of Biodegradable Poly ester Amide s and Related Polymers Book
Author : Sara Keiko Murase Fernández
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Synthetic biopolymers have attracted considerable attention in the last decades in the biomedical field. Poly(ester amide)s are a family of biodegradable polymers that can be tailored for specific applications due to the presence of cleavable ester locations and amide units, which establish hydrogen bond interactions and result in good thermal and mechanical properties. Thanks to these adaptable properties, they are promising materials for applications in different medical fields and constitute the core of this Thesis. Poly(glycolic acid) has proven to be a successful biodegradable and bioresorbable material, so in the first part, diverse poly(ester amide)s containing the glycolic acid unit are prepared using a solid-state polycondensation. To exploit the potential variability of the resulting properties, the constituting units include a variable ratio of glycolic acid and lactic acid, and the amide part comprises aminohexanoic acid or branched diamine units (with 5 and 6 carbons). As new materials, in situ polymerization kinetics and characterization of monomers and copolymers were extensively studied. In addition, the preparation of a polyamide, NY 6 9, was performed to evaluate the morphological changes and peculiar structure present in even-odd nylons by means of time-resolved SAXS and WAXD experiments in a synchrotron radiation facility and optical microscope. In the next chapter a new amino acid-based poly(ester amide) was designed as a new example of last generation biopolymer. In this case, an alternative approach was aimed to obtain a polymer hybrid based in the L-lactic acid and L-phenylalanine units: the use of a peptide as initiator of an anionic ROP of the L-lactide unit. The different resulting polymers have been characterized by diverse techniques and also are supported by simulation studies. The work in this Thesis is completed by the preparation of diverse biomedical devices as scaffolds and nanoparticles with an electrospinning setup. The mini-emulsion technique was also explored. Poly(ester amide)s that include glycolic acid and odd or even diamines, phenylalanine or Bionolle® were used. As prospective drug delivery systems anti-inflammatory (i.e. ketoprofen), antibacterial (i.e. chlorhexidine, PHMB) or anti-carcinogenic (i.e. indole derivatives) drugs were loaded and their release was evaluated. Also, biocompatibility and bacterial tests were essential assays to determine their behaviour as biomedical applications. Finally, another fundamental aspect that was reviewed is the enzymatic degradation behaviour of the prepared samples.

Bioresorbable Materials and Their Application in Electronics

Bioresorbable Materials and Their Application in Electronics Book
Author : Xian Huang
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-11-16
ISBN : 1108314007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Bioresorbable electronics that can dissolve away in aqueous environments and generate biologically safe products offer a revolutionary solution to replace the built-to-last electronics predominantly used in implanted devices and electronic gadgets. Their use can reduce the risk of surgical complications by minimizing the number of necessary surgeries, and prevent production of electronic waste by allowing rapid device recycling. This Element presents bioresorbable materials such as metals, polymers, inorganic compounds, and semiconductors that have been used to construct electronic devices, and analyzes their unique dissolution behaviors and biological effects. These materials are combined to yield representative devices including passive and active components and functional systems.

Materials for Biomedical Engineering Absorbable Polymers

Materials for Biomedical Engineering  Absorbable Polymers Book
Author : Alexandru Grumezescu,Valentina Grumezescu
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2019-06-28
ISBN : 0128184167
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Materials for Biomedical Engineering: Absorbable Polymers provides a detailed and comprehensive review of recent progress in absorbable biopolymers and their impact on biomedical engineering. The book's main focus lies in their classification, processing, properties and performance, biocompatibility, and their applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, bone repair and regenerative medicine. The most up-to-date methods used to obtain such polymers and how to improve their properties is discussed in detail. This book provides readers with a comprehensive and updated review of the latest research in the field of absorbable polymers for biomedical applications. Provides knowledge of the range of absorbable polymers currently available, enabling the reader to make optimal materials selection decisions Presents detailed information on current and proposed applications of the latest developments Includes a strong emphasis on chemistry and physico-chemical characterization of these materials and their application in biomedical engineering

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials Biodegradable Materials

Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials  Biodegradable Materials Book
Author : Vijay Kumar Thakur,Manju Kumari Thakur,Michael R. Kessler
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-02-28
ISBN : 111922439X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Handbook of Composites From Renewable Materials comprises a set of 8 individual volumes that brings an interdisciplinary perspective to accomplish a more detailed understanding of the interplay between the synthesis, structure, characterization, processing, applications and performance of these advanced materials. The handbook covers a multitude of natural polymers/ reinforcement/ fillers and biodegradable materials. Together, the 8 volumes total at least 5000 pages and offers a unique publication. This 5th volume Handbook is solely focused on Biodegradable Materials. Some of the important topics include but not limited to: Rice husk and its composites; biodegradable composites based on thermoplastic starch and talc nanoparticles; recent progress in biocomposites of biodegradable polymer; microbial polyesters: production and market; biodegradable and bio absorbable materials for osteosynthesis applications; biodegradable polymers in tissue engineering; composites based on hydroxyapatite and biodegradable polylactide; biodegradable composites; development of membranes from bio-based materials and their applications; green biodegradable composites based on natural fibers; fully biodegradable all-cellulose composites; natural fiber composites with bio-derivative and/or degradable polymers; synthetic biodegradable polymers for bone tissue engineering; polysaccharides as green biodegradable platforms for building-up electroactive composite materials; biodegradable polymer blends and composites from seaweeds; biocomposites scaffolds derived from renewable resources for bone tissue repair ; pectin-based composites; recent advances in conductive composites based on biodegradable polymers for regenerative medicine applications; biosynthesis of PHAs and their biomedical applications; biodegradable soy protein isolate/poly (vinyl alcohol) packaging films and biodegradability of bio-based polymeric materials in natural environment.

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites

Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites Book
Author : Dilip Depan
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2015-10-22
ISBN : 1482260522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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How Can Polymers Constructed From Living Organisms Help Eliminate the Disposal Issue? A unique category of materials called biodegradable polymers could help remedy a growing environmental concern. Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites: Advances in Biomedical Applications considers the potential of biodegradable polymers for use in biomedical applications that include drug delivery, biosensors, and tissue engineering. Since biomaterials perform on a time-limited function and are designed to disappear from the body after use, the development of biopolymers could greatly reduce and eliminate the need for plastic products, most specifically those used in biomedical applications. Highlights Biomaterials and the Design and Application of Biomaterials Utilizing expert research contributors from around the world, this book considers the benefits and limitations of a variety of biomaterials, such as biopolymers, ceramics, biodegradable nanocomposites, and natural products–based biomaterials. It explores the bio-nano-interface; the interaction between nanoparticles and biomaterials, explains the basic concepts and methods of biodegradable nanocomposites (BNCs), and highlights recent developments in polymer-based bionanocomposites. The book provides an overview of degradation properties and the mechanical properties of biodegradable polymers. It also breaks down the mechanical properties and biocompatibility of starch-based polymers, and outlines distinct advantages (biodegradability and nontoxicity) that make them suitable as medical polymer materials. In addition, it highlights the FDA-approved biodegradable polyester family and focuses on the state-of-the-art recent advancements in drug-delivery devices. Biodegradable Polymeric Nanocomposites: Advances in Biomedical Applications provides current knowledge on biopolymers, examines recent developments and trends, and considers future applications of polymers. Featuring the work of highly-qualified international researchers, this book addresses applications relevant to polymer and material science, as well as material, biomedical, and chemical engineering, and is of specific interest to polymer science engineers.