Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications Book

Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications


  • Author : Laura Poole-Warren
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2015-11-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782421139

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Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications Excerpt :

Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications provides the latest information on biopolymers, the polymers that have been produced from living organisms and are biodegradable in nature. These advanced materials are becoming increasingly important for medical applications due to their favorable properties, such as degradability and biocompatibility. This important book provides readers with a thorough review of the fundamentals of biosynthetic polymers and their applications. Part One covers the fundamentals of biosynthetic polymers for medical applications, while Part Two explores biosynthetic polymer coatings and surface modification. Subsequent sections discuss biosynthetic polymers for tissue engineering applications and how to conduct polymers for medical applications. Comprehensively covers all major medical applications of biosynthetic polymers Provides an overview of non-degradable and biodegradable biosynthetic polymers and their medical uses Presents a specific focus on coatings and surface modifications, biosynthetic hydrogels, particulate systems for gene and drug delivery, and conjugated conducting polymers

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book

Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Giuseppe Perale
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 628
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002667

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Bioresorbable Polymers for Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

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

Micro  and Nano containers for Smart Applications Book

Micro and Nano containers for Smart Applications


  • Author : Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-02-11
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9789811681462

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Micro and Nano containers for Smart Applications Excerpt :

This book comprehensively summarizes the recent achievements and trends in encapsulation of micro- and nanocontainers for applications in smart materials. It covers the fundamentals of processing and techniques for encapsulation with emphasis on preparation, properties, application, and future prospects of encapsulation process for smart applications in pharmaceuticals, textiles, biomedical, food packaging, composites, friction/wear, phase change materials, and coatings. Academics, researchers, scientists, engineers, and students in the field of smart materials will benefit from this book.

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications Book

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications


  • Author : Ajay Padsalgikar
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2017-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323371223

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Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications Excerpt :

Plastics in Medical Devices for Cardiovascular Applications enables designers of new cardiovascular medical devices to make decisions about the kind of plastics that can go into the manufacture of their device by explaining the property requirements of various applications in this area, including artificial valves, lead insulation, balloons, vascular grafts, and more. Enables designers to improve device performance and remain compliant with regulations by selecting the best material for each application Presents a range of applications, including artificial valves, stents, and vascular grafts Explains which materials can be used for each application, and why each is appropriate, thus assisting in the design of better tools and processes

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications Book

Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Masoud Mozafari
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-14
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128166048

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Advanced Functional Polymers for Biomedical Applications 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

Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers Book

Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers


  • Author : Xiang Cheng Zhang
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 476
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081003930

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Science and Principles of Biodegradable and Bioresorbable Medical Polymers Excerpt :

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

Bioinspired Materials for Medical Applications Book

Bioinspired Materials for Medical Applications


  • Author : Lígia Rodrigues
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-09-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081007464

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Bioinspired Materials for Medical Applications Excerpt :

Bioinspired Materials for Medical Applications examines the inspiration of natural materials and their interpretation as modern biomaterials. With a strong focus on therapeutic and diagnostic applications, the book also examines the development and manipulation of bioinspired materials in regenerative medicine. The first set of chapters is heavily focused on bioinspired solutions for the delivery of drugs and therapeutics that also offer information on the fundamentals of these materials. Chapters in part two concentrate on bioinspired materials for diagnosis applications with a wide coverage of sensor and imaging systems With a broad coverage of the applications of bioinspired biomaterials, this book is a valuable resource for biomaterials researchers, clinicians, and scientists in academia and industry, and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge in the allied field. Explores how materials designed and produced with inspiration from nature can be used to enhance man-made biomaterials and medical devices Brings together the two fields of biomaterials and bioinspired materials Written by a world-class team of research scientists, engineers, and clinicians

Biopolymers for Medical Applications Book

Biopolymers for Medical Applications


  • Author : Juan M. Ruso
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315351865

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Biopolymers for Medical Applications Excerpt :

This book presents an experimental and computational account of the applications of biopolymers in the field of medicine. Biopolymers are macromolecules produced by living systems, such as proteins, polypeptides, nucleic acids, and polysaccharides. Their advantages over polymers produced using synthetic chemistry include: diversity, abundance, relatively low cost, and sustainability. This book explains techniques for the production of different biodevices, such as scaffolds, hydrogels, functional nanoparticles, microcapsules, and nanocapsules. Furthermore, developments in nanodrug delivery, gene therapy, and tissue engineering are described.

Medical Biosensors for Point of Care  POC  Applications Book

Medical Biosensors for Point of Care POC Applications


  • Author : Roger J Narayan
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-21
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081000786

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Medical Biosensors for Point of Care POC Applications Excerpt :

Medical Biosensors for Point of Care (POC) Applications discusses advances in this important and emerging field which has the potential to transform patient diagnosis and care. Part 1 covers the fundamentals of medical biosensors for point-of-care applications. Chapters in part 2 go on to look at materials and fabrication of medical biosensors while the next part looks at different technologies and operational techniques. The final set of chapters provide an overview of the current applications of this technology. Traditionally medical diagnostics have been dependent on sophisticated technologies which only trained professionals were able to operate. Recent research has focused on creating point-of-care diagnostic tools. These biosensors are miniaturised, portable, and are designed to be used at the point-of-care by untrained individuals, providing real-time and remote health monitoring. Provides essential knowledge for designers and manufacturers of biosensors for point-of-care applications Provides comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals, materials, technologies, and applications of medical biosensors for point-of-care applications Includes contributions from leading international researchers with extensive experience in developing medical biosensors Discusses advances in this important and emerging field which has the potential to transform patient diagnosis and care

Conducting Polymers Book

Conducting Polymers


  • Author : Ram K. Gupta
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-04-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 358
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000564693

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Conducting Polymers Excerpt :

Conducting polymers are versatile materials that possess both the unique properties of polymeric materials (elastic behavior, reversible deformation, flexibility, etc.) and the ability to conduct electricity with bulk conductivities comparable to those of metals and semiconductors. Conducting Polymers: Chemistries, Properties and Biomedical Applications provides current, state-of-the-art knowledge of conducting polymers and their composites for biomedical applications. This book covers the fundamentals of conducting polymers, strategies to modify the structure of conducting polymers to make them biocompatible, and their applications in various biomedical areas such as drug/gene delivery, tissue engineering, antimicrobial activities, biosensors, etc. FEATURES Covers the state-of-the-art progress on biodegradable conducting polymers for biomedical applications Presents synthesis, characterization, and applications of conducting polymers for various biomedical research Provides the fundamentals of biodegradation mechanisms and the role of conduction in biomedical devices Offers details of novel methods and advanced technologies used in biomedical applications using conducting polymers Highlights new directions for scientists, researchers, and students to better understand the chemistry, technologies, and applications of conducting polymers This book is essential reading for all academic and industrial researchers working in the fields of materials science, polymers, nanotechnology, and biomedical technology.

Multifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications Book

Multifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Ricardo A. Pires
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-12-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527825837

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Multifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

Multifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications Comprehensive resource presenting a thorough overview of the biomedical applications of hydrogels This book provides an overview of the development and applications of the clinically relevant hydrogels that are used particularly in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and drug delivery. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, it goes through the material from chemistry, materials science, biology, medicine, nanotechnology, and bioengineering points of view. Sample topics covered by the three well-qualified editors include: The design, functions, and developments of hydrogels Proteins and polysaccharides that mimic extracellular matrix Generation and applications of supramolecular hydrogels Design and functions of cell encapsulation systems Multifunctional Hydrogels for Biomedical Applications is a useful all-in-one reference work for materials scientists, polymer chemists, and bioengineers which provides a comprehensive, contemporary understanding of hydrogels and their applications targeting a wide variety of pathologies.

Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications Book

Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications


  • Author : Hans J Griesser
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782424765

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Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications Excerpt :

Thin Film Coatings for Biomaterials and Biomedical Applications discusses the latest information on coatings, including their historic use by scientists who are looking to improve the properties and biological responses of the material-host interface. Thin films, in particular, are becoming more widely researched and used as an alternative to traditional sprayed coatings because they have a more uniform structure and therefore greater stability. This book provides readers with a comprehensive guide to thin film coatings and their application in the biomaterials field. Part One of the book details the fundamentals of thin films for biomedical application, while Part Two looks at the special properties of thin films, with a final section reviewing functional thin films and their usage in biomedical applications. Provides a comprehensive review on the fundamentals, properties, and functions of thin film coatings for biomaterials Covers a broad range of applications for implantable biomaterials Written by an international team of contributors who carefully tailor the presented information in a way that addresses industry needs

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology Book

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology


  • Author : Traian Chirila
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-04-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081001844

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Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology Excerpt :

Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine in Ophthalmology, Second Edition, focuses on an aging population and the increasing instances of eye diseases. Biomaterials continue to be used for numerous medical devices for the restoration of eyesight, improving many patients’ quality of life. Consequently, biomaterials and regenerative medicine are becoming increasingly important to the advances of ophthalmology and optometry. This book provides readers with an updated and expanded look at the present status and future direction of biomaterials and regenerative medicine in this important field. Provides an integral and significant exploration of biomaterials and regenerative medicine, presenting crucial advances made in the fields of ophthalmology and optometry, such as the development of intraocular lenses and new applications for contact lens Presents a new and updated look at the future direction of biomaterials and regenerative medicine in this field Comprehensive coverage in a range of fields, including hydrogels, corneal tissue engineering, and stem cell therapies for the restoration of the ocular surface

Extracellular Matrix derived Implants in Clinical Medicine Book

Extracellular Matrix derived Implants in Clinical Medicine


  • Author : Daniel L Mooradian
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081002193

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Extracellular Matrix derived Implants in Clinical Medicine Excerpt :

Extracellular Matrix-Derived Implants in Clinical Medicine comprehensively covers the emergence of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine over the past few decades, along with discussions of continuous funding and research. The book provides a state-of-the-art review of this increasingly important technology and how it is translating from bench to bedside. Part One of the book looks at the historical use of human and animal tissues, focusing on the main application areas, including cardiovascular, hard and soft tissue engineering, and neurological, while Part Two examines the challenges in harvesting, processing, and manufacturing of extracellular matrices, with a final section reviewing the international regulatory environment and economics of tissue-based products. Addresses issues of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine from a biomaterials industry perspective Looks at the historical use of human and animal tissues, focusing on the main application areas, including cardiovascular, hard and soft tissue engineering, and neurological Examines the challenges in harvesting, processing, and manufacturing of extracellular matrices Reviews the international regulatory environment and economics of tissue-based products

Hydrogels Book

Hydrogels


  • Author : Lacramioara Popa
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-04-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789858754

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Hydrogels Excerpt :

Hydrogels, as three-dimensional polymer networks, are able to retain a large amount of water in their swollen state. The biomedical application of hydrogels was initially hampered by the toxicity of cross-linking agents and the limitations of hydrogel formation under physiological conditions. However, emerging knowledge in polymer chemistry and an increased understanding of biological processes have resulted in the design of versatile materials and minimally invasive therapies.The novel but challenging properties of hydrogels are attracting the attention of researchers in the biological, medical, and pharmaceutical fields. In the last few years, new methods have been developed for the preparation of hydrophilic polymers and hydrogels, which may be used in future biomedical and drug delivery applications. Such efforts include the synthesis of self-organized nanostructures based on triblock copolymers with applications in controlled drug delivery. These hydrogels could be used as carriers for drug delivery when combined with the techniques of drug imprinting and subsequent release. Engineered protein hydrogels have many potential advantages. They are excellent biomaterials and biodegradables. Furthermore, they could encapsulate drugs and be used in injectable forms to replace surgery, to repair damaged cartilage, in regenerative medicine, or in tissue engineering. Also, they have potential applications in gene therapy, although this field is relatively new.