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The Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials presents new and selected content from the 11-volume Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials Encyclopedia. The carefully culled content includes groundbreaking work from the earlier published work as well as exclusive online material added since its publication in print. A diverse and global team of renowned scientists provide cutting edge information concerning polymers and polymeric biomaterials. Acknowledging the evolving nature of the field, the encyclopedia also features newly added content in areas such as tissue engineering, tissue repair and reconstruction, and biomimetic materials.
Adhesives for medical applications. Anticancer drug conjugates with macromolecular carriers. Application of polymers in the therapy for gingivitis, periodontitis, etc. Bioadhesive drug delivery systems. Bioartificial pancreas. Biocompatibility of elastomers. Biodegradable polymers as drug carrier systems. Biodegradable polymers. Biomaterials for the body. Biomimetic materials. Biosensors. Biomaterials and polymers for biomedical sensing. Biomaterials and polymers for drug delivery. Biomaterials and polymers for tissue engineering. Biomedical pharmaceutical polymers. Biominietic polymer preparation. Blood-contacting polymers. Contact lens materials. Controlled release. Chitosan: structure-property relationship and biomedical applications. Chitosan-based delivery systems. Physicochemical properties and pharmaceutical applications. Composites for dental restoratives. Dendritic polymers and dendrimers. Dental polymers. Dendrimers in drug and gene delivery. Dermocosmetic applications of polymeric biomaterials. Electroactive polymeric materials. Enzyme-prodrug therapies of cancer. Gas separation membranes. Gelling agents - hair and skin care polymers. Host-guest chemistry. Hydrophilic polymers. Hydrophilic surfaces. Hydrogels. Highly porous polymers for controlled release application. Immobilization of active biopolymers - immobilized enzymes. Liposomes in drug delivery. Mucoadhesive polymers. Microbial polymers. Microencapsulated particles. Microspheres, molecular assemblies. Molecular complexes. Molecular recognition. Nucleic acid analogs. New Approaches to improved polymer implant toughness and modulus. Polyelectrolytes. Polyelectrolyte complexes. Polymers from natural resources. Polysilanes. Physicochemical modification of polymers for bone implant. Physicochemical properties of bioactive polymeric composites. Polymers in solid oral dosage forms. Polymer foams. Polymeric biomaterials for articulating joint repair and total joint replacement. Polymeric micelles as pharmaceutical carriers. Polymeric vesicles. Polymer-drug conjugates. Polymers used for the delivery of genes in gene therapy. Polymeric micro- and nanoparticles as drug carriers. Polymeric systems for ophthalmic drug delivery. Polymers for dental and orthopedic applications. Polymers for extracorporeal uses. Polymers for medical adhesives. Polymers for permanently implanted devices. Polymers for skin grafting. Polymers for targeted drug delivery. Polymers for temporary implants. Polymers for tissue engineering. Polymers in dental and maxillofacial surgery. Polysaccharides as biomaterials. Polymeric controlled release systems for management of bone infection. Polysiloxane. Polyurethanes in biomedical applications. Smart polymer. Scaffolding materials. Segmented polyether urethane. Shape memory polymers. Surface modification of Dacron vascular grafts. Synthetic scaffolds used for orthopedic tissue engineering. Textile-based biomaterials for surgical applications. Transdermal delivery of drugs. Thermoreversible gels, etc.