Bioresponsive Polymers

Bioresponsive Polymers
Author: Deepa H. Patel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 1000517594
ISBN 13: 9781000517590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioresponsive Polymers Book Review:

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.

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 10: 0128166045
ISBN 13: 9780128166048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

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

Functionalized Polymers

Functionalized Polymers
Author: Narendra Pal Singh Chauhan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2021-05-14
ISBN 10: 1000291170
ISBN 13: 9781000291179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functionalized Polymers Book Review:

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.

Stimuli Responsive Polymers

Stimuli Responsive Polymers
Author: Navid Rabiee,Mohammad Rabiee,Mojtaba Bagherzadeh,Michael R Hamblin
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-06-19
ISBN 10: 1643276387
ISBN 13: 9781643276380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stimuli Responsive Polymers Book Review:

This book provides a general introduction to nanogels, and designs of various stimuli-sensitive nanogels that are able to control drug release in response to specific stimuli. Nanogels are three-dimensional nanosized networks that formed by physically or chemically crosslinking polymers. They have highly interesting properties such as biocompatibility, high stability, particle size adjustment, drug loading capability and modification of the surface for active targeting. They can respond to stimuli which results in the controlled release of drug and targeting of the site.

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 10: 3039438611
ISBN 13: 9783039438617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites

Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites
Author: Raju Francis,D. Sakthi Kumar
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-12-19
ISBN 10: 3527338365
ISBN 13: 9783527338368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites Book Review:

With its content taken from only the very latest results, this is an extensive summary of the various polymeric materials used for biomedical applications. Following an introduction listing various functional polymers, including conductive, biocompatible and conjugated polymers, the book goes on to discuss different synthetic polymers that can be used, for example, as hydrogels, biochemical sensors, functional surfaces, and natural degradable materials. Throughout, the focus is on applications, with worked examples for training purposes as well as case studies included. The whole is rounded off with a look at future trends.

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine
Author: Youqing Shen
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 318
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1849736200
ISBN 13: 9781849736206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine Book Review:

Interest in the application of nanotechnology to medicine has surged in recent years and could transform the way we diagnose, treat and prevent diseases such as cancer. However, the clinical success of nanomedicine is limited because of problems with toxicity and therapeutic efficacy. To overcome this it is essential to produce new nanosystems with specific functions, which can be achieved by designing new polymers with particular properties that can be used for nanomedicine. Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine provides a complete overview of the different strategies for designing polymers for nanomedicine applications. The first part of the book looks at the current problems and direction in nanomedicine including a review of current design and targeting of nanocarriers. The second part explores the design of polymers with different functions including hyperbranched polymers, polymersomes, polysaccharides, polymeric micelles and zwitterionic polymers and their applications in gene therapy and drug delivery. This timely book is edited by a leading scientist in nanomedicine and provides a suitable introduction and reference source for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academic and industrial researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology and pharmacy interested in materials for medical applications.

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Showkat Ahmad Bhawani,Anish Khan,Mohammad Jawaid
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 482
Release: 2020-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128204354
ISBN 13: 9780128204351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications presents the latest information on smart polymers and their promising application in various fields, including their role in delivery systems for drugs, tissue engineering scaffolds, cell culture sports, bioseparation, and sensors or actuator systems. Features detailed information on the preparation, characterization and applications of smart functional polymer composites Covers a broad range of applications in both the biomedical and environmental engineering fields Chapters are written by authors with diverse background expertise from the faculties of chemistry, engineering and the manufacturing industry

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 10: 0081025491
ISBN 13: 9780081025499
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Drug Delivery Systems Book Review:

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

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 10: 0128218541
ISBN 13: 9780128218549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eco friendly Functional Polymers Book Review:

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 10: 9811065144
ISBN 13: 9789811065149
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hyperbranched Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book Review:

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.

Biopolymer Based Composites

Biopolymer Based Composites
Author: Sougata Jana,Sabyasachi Maiti,Subrata Jana
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 0081019157
ISBN 13: 9780081019153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biopolymer Based Composites Book Review:

Biopolymer-Based Composites: Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications presents a comprehensive review on recent developments in biopolymer-based composites and their use in drug delivery and biomedical applications. The information contained in this book is critical for the more efficient use of composites, as detailed up-to-date information is a pre-requirement. The information provided brings cutting-edge developments to the attention of young investigators to encourage further advances in the field of bio-composite research. Currently, biopolymers are being investigated for the design of various drug delivery and biomedical devices due to their non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible nature. Mostly, biopolymer-based solid orals, gels, hydrogel beads, and transdermal matrices have been designed in order to control drug/protein release in simulated bio-fluids. Presents the most updated information in the field of pharmaceutical and biological sciences Contains color figures and illustrations to help users understand key topics Useful guide for young researchers working towards new innovations Includes chapters covered by eminent scientists in the field

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 10: 1119654998
ISBN 13: 9781119654995
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers Coatings Book Review:

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.

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 10: 1782626727
ISBN 13: 9781782626725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Polymer Composites with Nanoclays Book Review:

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.

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 10: 1119192684
ISBN 13: 9781119192688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bio and Multifunctional Polymer Architectures Book Review:

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.

Polymer Coatings Technologies and Applications

Polymer Coatings  Technologies and Applications
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 0429583303
ISBN 13: 9780429583308
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Coatings Technologies and Applications Book Review:

Polymer Coatings: Technologies and Applications provides a comprehensive account of the recent developments in polymer coatings encompassing novel methods, techniques, and a broad spectrum of applications. The chapters explore the key aspects of polymer coatings while highlighting fundamental research, different types of polymer coatings, and technology advances. This book also integrates the various aspects of these materials from synthesis to application. Current status, trends, future directions, and opportunities are also discussed. FEATURES Examines the basics to the most recent advances in all areas of polymer coatings Serves as a one-stop reference Discusses polymer-coated nanocrystals and coatings based on nanocomposites Describes morphology, spectroscopic analysis, adhesion, and rheology of polymer coatings Explores conducting, stimuli-responsive, self-healing, hydrophobic and hydrophilic, antifouling, and antibacterial polymer coatings Covers modeling and simulation With contributions from the top international researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions, both new and experienced readers will benefit from this applications-oriented book. Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa is a research scientist at the Natural Composites Research Group Lab, Academic Enhancement Department, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is a research professor at the Center of Innovation in Design and Engineering for Manufacturing, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand. Suchart Siengchin is a professor at and president of King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand.

Microfabrication of Stimuli Responsive Polymers

Microfabrication of Stimuli Responsive Polymers
Author: Chuanliang Feng,Xiaoqiu Dou,Yibin Xu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2021-03-08
ISBN 10: 9813368691
ISBN 13: 9789813368699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microfabrication of Stimuli Responsive Polymers Book Review:

This book introduces readers to interfacial reactions in confinement on stimuli-responsive homopolymer and diblock copolymer films. It also includes investigations concerning the immobilization of (bio)molecules and the fabrication of biomolecular patterns by reactive microcontact printing on these reactive polymer films. In turn, the book takes advantage of the microphase separation of diblock copolymer films to study the fabrication of nanopatterns, which could contribute to the future development of a model system that allows us to area-selectively deposit and address (bio)molecules. Given its scope, the book broadens readers’ perspective on the microfabrication of stimuli-responsive polymers.

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development
Author: Mikateko Mathebula
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN 10: 135170916X
ISBN 13: 9781351709163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Education for Sustainable Development Book Review:

This book demonstrates how the theoretical concepts of the capabilities approach can be applied in the context of engineering education, and how this could be used to add nuance to our understanding of the contribution higher education can make to human flourishing. In demonstrating the usefulness of the capability approach as a lens through which to evaluate the outputs of engineering education, the author also shows how the capability approach can be informed by, and informs, the concept of ‘sustainable development’ and discusses what pedagogical and curricula implications this may have for education for sustainable development (ESD), particularly in engineering. As such, the book builds on the work of scholars of engineering education, and scholars of university education at the nexus of development and sustainability. Engineering employers, educators and students from diverse contexts discuss both the capabilities and functions that are enlarged by engineering education and the impact these can have on pro-poor engineering or public-good professionalism. The book therefore makes an original conceptual and empirical contribution to our thinking about engineering education research. The book provides inspiration for both engineering educators and students to orient their technical knowledge and transferable skills towards the public good. It will also be of great interest to students and researchers interested in education for sustainable development more generally and to engineers who are interested in doing work that is aligned with the goals of social justice. The book will also appeal to scholars of the capability approach within higher education.

Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery

Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery
Author: Amit Kumar Nayak,Md Saquib Hasnain
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2020-07-11
ISBN 10: 3030469239
ISBN 13: 9783030469238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Biopolymeric Systems for Drug Delivery Book Review:

This book discusses the recent innovations in the development of various advanced biopolymeric systems, including gels, in situ gels, hydrogels, interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs), polyelectrolyte complexes (PECs), graft co-polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, polymeric nanoparticles, nanocomposites, polymeric micelles, dendrimers, liposomes and scaffolds. It also examines their applications in drug delivery.

Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators

Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators
Author: Gerald Gerlach,K.-F. Arndt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-09-24
ISBN 10: 3540756450
ISBN 13: 9783540756453
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydrogel Sensors and Actuators Book Review:

Hydrogels are a fascinating class of polymers which show an immense ability of swelling under the influence of temperature, pH value or concentrations of different species in aqueous solutions. The volume change can amount up to several hundred percent. This unique behaviour is already used in such applications like disposable diapers, contact lenses or drug-delivery systems. The ability to perform mechanical work has been shifted the technical interest more and more towards sensors and actuators exploiting the thermo-chemo-mechano-electrical coupling within hydrogels. The accuracy requirements for such devices are much more demanding than for previous applications. Therefore, a deep knowledge of both the material and the functional properties of hydrogel sensors and actuators is needed. The monograph describes state of the art and recent developments for these materials in sensor and actuator technology.