The Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers & Polymeric Biomaterials presents state-of-the-art research and development on the application of novel polymers in a vital area. This groundbreaking work includes the insight of a large number of contributors from around the world who offer a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics.
Authoritative, dynamic, and comprehensive, this multi-volume reference covers the broad subject area of polymer applications in the medical field, providing readers with an enriching experience and targeted knowledge in this evolving arena. The materials presented convey important overviews to help stimulate further advancements in all areas of biomaterials and biomedical polymers. Additionally, they address and identify new breakthroughs and emerging technologies.
Designed for novices to experienced researchers, the encyclopedia caters to engineers and scientists (polymer and materials scientists, biomedical engineers, biochemists, molecular biologists, macromolecular chemists), pharmacists, doctors, cardiovascular and plastic surgeons, and students, as well as general readers in academia, industry, research institutions, etc. It is envisioned that the encyclopedia will serve as the most respected reference work on the application of polymers in the medical field.
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Table of Contents
Adhesives for Medical Applications. Application of Polymers in the Therapy for Gingivitis. Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems. Bioartificial Pancreas. Biodegradable Polymers as Drug Carrier Systems. Biomaterials for the Body Biomimetic Materials. Biosensors. Biomaterials and Polymers for Drug Delivery. Biomaterials and Polymers for Tissue Engineering. Biomedical Pharmaceutical Polymers. Biomimetic Polymer Preparation. Blood-Contacting Polymers. Chitosan: Structure-Property Relationship and Biomedical Applications. Dendrimers in Drug and Gene Delivery. Gas Separation Membranes. Gelling Agents. Hydrophilic Polymers. Hydrophilic Surfaces. Hydrogels. Immobilization of Active Biopolymers. Immobilized' Enzymes. Liposomes in Drug Delivery. Microspheres. Molecular Assemblies. Nucleic Acid Analogs. Polymers from Natural Resources. Polysilanes. Polymers in Solid Oral Dosage Forms. Polymer Foams. 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, and more.
Munmaya Mishra, Ph.D., is a polymer scientist who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years. He has been engaged in research, management, technology innovations, and product development. He currently holds research and technical management responsibility at Altria Research Center and serves as the Editor-in-Chief of three Taylor & Francis’ renowned polymer journals. He has contributed immensely to multiple aspects of polymer applications, including encapsulation and controlled release technologies. He has authored and coauthored hundreds of scientific articles, is the author or editor of eight books, and holds over 70 US patents, over 50 US patent-pending applications, and over 100 world patents. He has received numerous recognitions and awards. He is the editor-in-chief of the recently published 11-volume Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials and the Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications. He founded the International Society of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials as well as a scientific meeting titled Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering, which has gained international recognition and is under the sponsorship of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.