Bioresponsive Polymers

Bioresponsive Polymers
Author: Deepa H. Patel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN: 1000517594
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioresponsive Polymers Book Excerpt:

This volume, Bioresponsive Polymers: Design and Application in Drug Delivery, focuses on recent advancements in bioresponsive polymers and their design, characterization, and applications in varied fields, such as drug delivery and gene delivery. It looks at several carriers for drug delivery and biological molecules using different bioresponsive polymers. To address the many difficulties in existing dosage forms, this book provides information on recent developments to overcome drawbacks of conventional forms of the drug delivery. The chapters cover most areas of bioresponsive polymers, starting with a basic introduction to bioresponsive polymers, followed by chapters on design, characterization, and mechanism of bioresponsive polymers; and applications of drug and gene delivery using bioresponsive polymers via oral, topical, nasal, ocular, and parenteral methods. The book also reviews recent advancements in bioresponsive polymers and advanced applications, such as engineering particulate moieties, biomedical applications, hydrogels as emerging therapy, and electrochemical responses, bioresponsive nanoparticles, and bioresponsive hydrogels.

High Performance Functional Bio based Polymers for Skin contact Products

High Performance Functional Bio based Polymers for Skin contact Products
Author: Maria Beatrice Coltelli,Serena Danti
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-01-14
ISBN: 3039438611
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Performance Functional Bio based Polymers for Skin contact Products Book Excerpt:

Beauty masks, diapers, wound dressings, wipes, protective clothes and biomedical products: all these high-value and/or large-volume products must be highly compatible with human skin and they should have specific functional properties, such as anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. They are currently partially or totally produced using fossil-based sources, with evident issues linked to their end of life, as their waste generates an increasing environmental concern. On the contrary, biopolymers and active biomolecules from biobased sources could be used to produce new materials that are highly compatible with the skin and also biodegradable. The final products can be obtained by exploiting safe and smart nanotechnologies such as the extrusion of bionanocomposites and electrospinning/electrospray, as well as innovative surface modification and control methodologies. For all these reasons, recently, many researchers, such as those involved in the European POLYBIOSKIN project activities, have been working in the field of biomaterials with anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, as well as biobased materials which are renewable and biodegradable. The present book gathered research and review papers dedicated to materials and technologies for high-performance products where the attention paid to health and environmental impact is efficiently integrated, considering both the skin-compatibility of the selected materials and their source/end of life.

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine
Author: Youqing Shen
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 331
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1849736200
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine Book Excerpt:

A complete overview of the different strategies for designing polymers for targeted gene therapy and drug delivery for researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology and pharmacy.

Smart and Functional Polymers

Smart and Functional Polymers
Author: Jianxun Ding,Yang Li,Mingqiang Li
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2019-11-20
ISBN: 3039215906
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart and Functional Polymers Book Excerpt:

This book is based on the Special Issue of the journal Molecules on “Smart and Functional Polymers”. The collected research and review articles focus on the synthesis and characterization of advanced functional polymers, polymers with specific structures and performances, current improvements in advanced polymer-based materials for various applications, and the opportunities and challenges in the future. The topics cover the emerging synthesis and characterization technology of smart polymers, core−shell structure polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, anhydrous electrorheological materials fabricated from conducting polymers, reversible polymerization systems, and biomedical polymers for drug delivery and disease theranostics. In summary, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the latest synthesis approaches, representative structures and performances, and various applications of smart and functional polymers. It will serve as a useful reference for all researchers and readers interested in polymer sciences and technologies.

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Author: Masoud Mozafari,Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2019-06-14
ISBN: 0128166045
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications presents novel techniques for the preparation and characterization of functionalized polymers, enabling researchers, scientists and engineers to understand and utilize their enhanced functionality in a range of cutting-edge biomedical applications. Provides systematic coverage of the major types of functional polymers, discussing their properties, preparation techniques and potential applications Presents new synthetic approaches alongside the very latest polymer processing and characterization methods Unlocks the potential of functional polymers to support ground-breaking techniques for drug and gene delivery, diagnostics, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine

Engineering Drug Delivery Systems

Engineering Drug Delivery Systems
Author: Ali Seyfoddin,Seyedehsara Masoomi Dezfooli,Carol Ann Greene
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 0081025491
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Drug Delivery Systems Book Excerpt:

Engineering Drug Delivery Systems is an essential resource on a variety of biomaterials engineering approaches for creating drug delivery systems that have market and therapeutic potential. The book comprehensively discusses recent advances in the fields of biomaterials and biomedical sciences in relation to drug delivery. Chapters provide a detailed introduction to various engineering approaches in designing drug delivery systems, delve into the engineering of body functions, cover the selection, design and evaluation of biomaterials, and discuss the engineering of colloids as drug carriers. The book's final chapters address the engineering of implantable drug delivery systems and advances in drug delivery technology. This book is an invaluable resource for drug delivery, materials scientists and bioengineers within the pharmaceutical industry. Examines the properties and synthesis of biomaterials for successful drug delivery Discusses the important connection between drug delivery and tissue engineering Includes techniques and approaches applicable to a wide range of users Reviews innovative technologies in drug delivery systems such as 3-D printed devices for drug delivery

Functionalized Polymers

Functionalized Polymers
Author: Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN: 1000291170
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functionalized Polymers Book Excerpt:

Functionalized polymers are macromolecules to which chemically bound functional groups are attached which can be used as catalysts, reagents, protective groups, etc. Functionalized polymers have low cost, ease of processing and attractive features for functional organic molecules. Chemical reactions for the introduction of functional groups in polymers and the conversion of functional groups in polymers depend on different properties. Such properties are of great importance for functionalization reactions for possible applications of reactive polymers. This book deals with the synthesis and design of various functional polymers, the modification of preformed polymer backbones and their various applications.

Biofunctionalization of Polymers and their Applications

Biofunctionalization of Polymers and their Applications
Author: Gibson Stephen Nyanhongo,Walter Steiner,Georg Gübitz
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-08-06
ISBN: 3642219497
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofunctionalization of Polymers and their Applications Book Excerpt:

Chitin, Chitosan and Derivatives for Wound Healing and Tissue Engineering, by Antonio Francesko and Tzanko Tzanov Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and their Applications, by Guo-Qiang Chen.- Enzymatic Polymer Functionalisation: Advances in Laccase and Peroxidase Derived Lignocellulose Functional Polymers, by Gibson S. Nyanhongo, Tukayi Kudanga, Endry Nugroho Prasetyo and Georg M. Guebitz.- Lipases in Polymer Chemistry, by Bahar Yeniad, Hemantkumar Naik and Andreas Heise.- Enzymes for the Biofunctionalization of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate), by Wolfgang Zimmermann and Susan Billig.- Biology of Human Hair: Know Your Hair to Control It, by Rita Araújo, Margarida Fernandes, Artur Cavaco-Paulo and Andreia Gomes.- Recombinamers: Combining Molecular Complexity with Diverse Bioactivities for Advanced Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications, by José Carlos Rodríguez-Cabello, María Pierna, Alicia Fernández-Colino, Carmen García-Arévalo and Francisco Javier Arias.- Biomimetic Materials for Medical Application Through Enzymatic Modification, by Piergiorgio Gentile, Valeria Chiono, Chiara Tonda-Turo, Susanna Sartori and Gianluca Ciardelli.- Supramolecular Polymers Based on Cyclodextrins for Drug and Gene Carrier Delivery, by Jia Jing Li, Feng Zhao and Jun Li.- Engineering Liposomes and Nanoparticles for Biological Targeting, by Rasmus I. Jølck, Lise N. Feldborg, Simon Andersen, S. Moein Moghimi and Thomas L. Andresen.-

Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Four

Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Four
Author: Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 3030520528
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Four Book Excerpt:

Reactive and functional polymers are manufactured with the aim of improving the performance of unmodified polymers or providing functionality for different applications. These polymers are created mainly through chemical reactions, but there are other important modifications that can be carried out by physical alterations in order to obtain reactive and functional polymers. This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of these reactive and functional polymers. Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Four considers surface interactions, modifications and reactions, as well as reactive processes for recycling polymers and their biodegradability and compostability. World renowned researchers from Argentina, Austria, China, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, Nepal and United States have participated in this book. With its comprehensive scope and up-to-date coverage of issues and trends in Reactive and Functional Polymers, this is an outstanding book for students, professors, researchers and industrialists working in the field of polymers and plastic materials.

Bio and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures

Bio  and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures
Author: Brigitte Voit,Rainer Haag,Dietmar Appelhans,Petra B. Welzel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-03-09
ISBN: 1119192684
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures Book Excerpt:

This reference/text addresses concepts and synthetic techniques for the preparation of polymers for state-of-the-art use in biomedicine, synthetic biology, and bionanotechnology.

Eco friendly Functional Polymers

Eco friendly Functional Polymers
Author: Manuel Palencia,Tulio A. Lerma,Viviana Garcés,Mayra A. Mora,Jina M. Martínez,Sixta L. Palencia
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2021-07-25
ISBN: 0128218541
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco friendly Functional Polymers Book Excerpt:

There is a growing demand for strategies to address the impact of polymers and plastics in ecosystems. The principles of green chemistry offer a good source of such strategies. Ecofriendly Functional Polymers: An Approach from Application-Targeted Green Chemistry provides a holistic overview of polymer chemistry, development, and applications in the context of these sustainability-driven principles. It encourages researchers to consider the principles of green chemistry, environmental impacts, and end-user needs as integral aspects for consideration at the earliest stages of any design process, and draws together key aspects of polymer chemistry, organic synthesis, experimental design, and applications in a single volume. Beginning with an authoritative guide to fundamental polymer chemistry and its impact in the current environmental context, the book then discusses a range of key theoretical and experimental aspects of designing eco-friendly functional polymers. Applications of ecofriendly functional polymers across an entire range of fields are discussed, and a selection of case studies highlights the implementation of theoretical and experimental information to address a broad selection of issues. Highlights the physicochemical principles of green chemistry and the development of biodegradable and recyclable polymers in this context Compiles key information connecting structural features with properties, experimental strategies, and appropriate applications into a single volume Discusses requirements and applications across a broad range of fields, supported by practical examples

Hyperbranched Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Hyperbranched Polymers for Biomedical Applications
Author: Abhijit Bandyopadhyay,Srijoni Sengupta,Tamalika Das
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-09-18
ISBN: 9811065144
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyperbranched Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book Excerpt:

This book presents a comprehensive study on a new class of branched polymers, known as hyperbranched polymers (HBPs). It discusses in detail the synthesis strategies for these particular classes of polymers as well as biocompatible and biodegradable HBPs, which are of increasing interest to polymer technologists due to their immense potential in biomedical applications. The book also describes the one-pot synthesis technique for HBPs, which is feasible for large-scale production, as well as HBPs’ structure-property relationship, which makes them superior to their linear counterparts. The alterable functional groups present at the terminal ends of the branches make HBPs promising candidates in the biomedical domain, and the book specifically elaborates on the suitable characteristic properties of each of the potential biological HBPs’ applications. As such, the book offers a valuable reference guide for all scientists and technologists who are interested in using these newly developed techniques to achieve faster and better treatments.

RNA Interference from Biology to Therapeutics

RNA Interference from Biology to Therapeutics
Author: Kenneth A. Howard
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN: 1461447445
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RNA Interference from Biology to Therapeutics Book Excerpt:

The enormous potential of siRNA as a therapeutic has led to an explosion of interest from the scientific community. There has been intense interest from Big Pharma to capitalise on this new technology but the fact remains that delivery is a key determinant in realizing the full clinical potential of RNA interference. There is an urgent need for better delivery methods to take this technology forward. This book addresses the role of different RNAi molecules in cellular processes as rational for diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. This book will cover RNAi therapeutic design to optimize siRNA potency and reduce off-target effects and current delivery technologies to overcome both intracellular and extracellular barriers. The reader will gain an insight into RNA interference from the cellular mechanisms to screening to siRNA design right through to diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

Polymers Coatings

Polymers Coatings
Author: Inamuddin,Rajender Boddula,Mohd Imran Ahamed,Abdullah M. Asiri
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN: 1119654998
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers Coatings Book Excerpt:

The explores the cutting-edge technology of polymer coatings. It discusses fundamentals, fabrication strategies, characterization techniques, and allied applications in fields such as corrosion, food, pharmaceutical, biomedical systems and electronics. It also discusses a few new innovative self-healing, antimicrobial and superhydrophobic polymer coatings. Current industrial applications and possible potential activities are also discussed.

Bio inspired Polymers

Bio inspired Polymers
Author: Nico Bruns,Andreas F M Kilbinger
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 1782626662
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio inspired Polymers Book Excerpt:

Many key aspects of life are based on naturally occurring polymers, such as polysaccharides, proteins and DNA. Unsurprisingly, their molecular functionalities, macromolecular structures and material properties are providing inspiration for designing new polymeric materials with specific functions, for example, responsive, adaptive and self-healing materials. Bio-inspired Polymers covers all aspects of the subject, ranging from the synthesis of novel polymers, to structure-property relationships, materials with advanced properties and applications of bio-inspired polymers in such diverse fields as drug delivery, tissue engineering, optical materials and lightweight structural materials. Written and edited by leading experts on the topic, the book provides a comprehensive review and essential graduate level text on bio-inspired polymers for biochemists, materials scientists and chemists working in both industry and academia.

Characterization and Biology of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery

Characterization and Biology of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery
Author: Shyam Mohapatra,Shivendu Ranjan,Nandita Dasgupta,Raghvendra Kumar Mishra,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2018-10-05
ISBN: 0128140321
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization and Biology of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery Book Excerpt:

Characterization and Biology of Nanomaterials for Drug Delivery: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery describes the techniques successfully employed for the application of nanocarriers loaded with the antioxidant enzyme, catalase, and thus targeted to endothelial cells. Methods of nanocarrier synthesis, loading within various systems, and the characterization of nanocarriers for targeting activities are covered, as are their advantages, disadvantages and applications. Reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of the subject matter, this book includes contributions by experts from different fields, all with various backgrounds and expertise. It will appeal to researchers and students from different disciplines, such as materials science, technology and various biomedical fields. Enables readers from different fields to access recent research and protocols across traditional boundaries Focuses on protocols and techniques, as well as the knowledge base of the field, thus enabling those in R&D to learn about, and successfully deploy, cutting-edge techniques Explores both current and emerging classes of nanomaterials, along with their fundamentals and applications

Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays

Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays
Author: Yuri Lvov,Baochun Guo,Rawil F Fakhrullin
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN: 1782626727
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays Book Excerpt:

Polymer-clay nanocomposites have flame-retardant, antimicrobial, anticorrosion and self-healing properties, they are biocompatible and environmentally benign. Multiple types of clay minerals may be exfoliated or individually dispersed and then used as natural nanoparticle additives of different size and shape for composite formation. Loading polymers with clays increases their strength, however, it is only recently that such composites were prepared with controlled nanoscale organization allowing for the enhancement of their mechanical properties and functionality. Edited by pioneers in the field, this book will explain the great potential of these materials and will bring together the combined physico-chemical, materials science and biological expertise to introduce the reader to the vibrant field of nanoclay materials. This book will provide an essential text for materials and polymers scientists in industry and academia.

Functionalized Nanomaterials

Functionalized Nanomaterials
Author: Vineet Kumar,Praveen Guleria,Nandita Dasgupta,Shivendu Ranjan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 648
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 1000367207
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functionalized Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

Nanomaterials contain some unique properties due to their nanometric size and surface functionalization. Nanomaterial functionalization also affects their compatibility to biocompatibility and toxicity behaviors. environment and living organism. This makes functionalized nanomaterials a material with huge scope and few challenges. This book provides detailed information about the nanomaterial functionalization and their application. Recent advancements, challenges and opportunities in the preparation and applications of functionalized nanomaterials are also highlighted. This book can serve as a reference book for scientific investigators, doctoral and post-doctoral scholars; undergrad and grad. This book is very useful for multidisciplinary researchers, industry personnel’s, journalists, and policy makers. Features: Covers all aspects of Nanomaterial functionalization and its applications Describes and methods of functionalized nanomaterials synthesis for different applications Discusses the challenges, recent findings, and cutting-edge global research trends on functionalization of nanomaterials and its applications It discusses the regulatory frameworks for the safe use of functionalized nanomaterials. It contains contributions from international experts from multiple disciplines.

Strategies in Regenerative Medicine

Strategies in Regenerative Medicine
Author: Matteo Santin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 605
Release: 2009-02-28
ISBN: 0387746609
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategies in Regenerative Medicine Book Excerpt:

The profound transformations occurred in our modern age have been made possible by the unique combination of new technologies. Among them, me- cine has completely changed our perception of life. Longevity has been signi- cantly extended and linked to new lifestyles. The negative impact that pathologies and ageing have always had on the quality of our life is now mitigated by the availability of treatments daily applied to many individuals worldwide. For many years, pharmacological and surgical treatments have been supported by the introduction of biomedical devices. Biomedical implants have played a key role in the development of these treatments and achieved the objective of replacing tissue and organ structures and functionalities. Gra- ally, the scientific and clinical communities have understood that replacement could be improved by materials able to interact with the tissues and to parti- pate in their metabolism and functions. This approach soon led to biomedical implants with improved clinical performances, but also to a new aspiration; rather than replacing damaged tissues and organs scientists and clinicians nowadays aim at their partial or complete regeneration. As a consequence of this ambition, the disciplines of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine have recently emerged. It is the dawn of a fascinating era where scientists from various disciplines, clinicians, and industry will need to intensify their col- borative efforts to provide our society with new and affordable solutions.

New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology Polymeric and Biofunctional Membranes

New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology  Polymeric and Biofunctional Membranes
Author: Dibakar Bhattacharyya,Allan DA Butterfield
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2003-05-23
ISBN: 0080537537
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Insights into Membrane Science and Technology Polymeric and Biofunctional Membranes Book Excerpt:

Membrane techniques provide a broad science and technology base. Although there are several books in the traditional membrane field, there is a great need for a highly comprehensive book. This refereed book covers materials from highly respected researchers. This title is highly multidisciplinary in nature and should be extremely valuable to scientists and engineers involved in a variety of activities. Students and faculty members around the world will find this title to be an excellent reference book. Invited contributions from leading researchers in the field Coverage of topic is of value to scientists/engineers working in a variety of related fields [separations/reactions, advanced biofunctional materials, contactor designs] Aims to fill market gap for a highly comprehensive book containing advances in both synthetic and biofunctional/bimimetic membranes