This book explores the potential of hydrogels as a multiutility system and their benefits (biocompatibility, degradability, and supporting scaffolds) for a wide range of applications in diagnostics and therapeutics. It also discusses the future prospects and challenges facing hydrogels. A wide variety of smart hydrogels (conducting, stimuli responsive, and others) with possible biomedical applications are elaborated. The book demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in vivo and in vitro environments and highlights the engineering/functionalization of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage as an efficient drug carrier, scaffold, and sensing application.
- Explores the potential of hydrogels as a multifunctional system and their benefits, particularly for biomedical applications in diagnostics as well as therapeutics.
- Highlights the designing and engineering of hydrogels for everyday drug dosage and possible functionalization to fabricate an efficient drug carrier.
- Examines the significance of biopolymer-based hydrogels and their responsiveness in different physiological fluids.
- Demonstrates the effectiveness of hydrogels in diagnostics of diseases in various in,vivo and in,vitro environments.
- Presents challenges associated with the hydrogels and discusses possible in-hand modifications at length.
Dr. Anujit Ghosal worked in the School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India. Currently, he is affiliated with the School of Life Sciences, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, PRC. Dr. Ghosal researches in biochemistry, polymer chemistry, and nanotechnology. He has been the recipient of prestigious fellowships throughout his research career. His research ability is proven by his published peer-reviewed research and review articles and contributed book chapters.
Dr. Ajeet Kaushik works as an assistant professor of chemistry and is exploring advanced electrochemical sensing systems and nanomedicine for personalized health wellness at the Department of Natural Sciences of the Division of Science, Arts, and Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland, US. He is the recipient of various reputed awards for his service in the area of nanobiotechnology for health care. His excellent research credentials are reflected by his four edited books, 100 international research peer-reviewed publications, and three patents in the area of nanomedicine and smart biosensors for personalized health care.
Table of Contents
1. Hydrogels and their fundamentals
Shabnam Pathan, Suryasarathi Bose
2. Role of Nano-biotechnology in hydrogels and their medicinal advancements.
Shumaila Shaukat, Yinmao Wei, Muhammad Arsalan
3. Conducting polymer-based hydrogels and scaffolds.
Neha Kanwar Rawat, Anujit Ghosal
4. Smart hydrogels and their responsiveness.
Eijaz Ahmed Bhat, Nasreena Sajjad Wasifa Noor, Ifrah Manzoor, et al.
5. Hydrogel for sensing application.
Tamal Sarkar, Tarun Kumar Dhiman, Partima R. Solanki
6. Biomedical application of hydrogel and their importance.
Abhijeet Mishra, Anujit Ghosal, Rangnath Ravi, et al.
7. Hydrogels and their imaging application.
Darryl Taylor, Rupak Dua
8. Hydrogels in tissue engineering.
Tanya Chhibber, Ravikumar Shinde, Behnaz Lahooti, et al.
9. Antibacterial Hydrogels and Their Implications.
Jyoti Bala, Anupam J Das, Ajeet Kaushik
10. Challenges and future prospects associated with smart hydrogels for drug delivery and imaging.
Arti Vashist, Rameen Walters, Madhavan Nair
Dr. Anujit Ghosal currently works at the School of Biotechnology, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr Anujit does research in Biochemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Nanotechnology. His current project is synthesis of renewable hydrogels for biomedical applications.
Dr. Ajeet Kaushik received his Ph.D. (chemistry, biosensors; 2010) in collaboration with the National Physical Laboratory and Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, India. Presently, Dr. Kaushik, as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is exploring advanced electrochemical sensing systems and nanomedicine for personalized health wellness" at Department of Natural Sciences of Division of Sciences, Art, & Mathematics at Florida Polytechnic University, Lakeland USA. He is the recipient of various reputed awards for his service in the area of nano-biotechnology for health care. His excellent research credentials reflect by his four edited books, 100 international research peer reviewed publications, and three patents in the area of nanomedicine and smart biosensors for personalized health care. In the course of his research, Dr. Kaushik has been engaged in design and development of various electro-active nanostructures for electrochemical biosensor and nano-medicine for health care. His research interests include nano-bio-technology, analytical systems, design & develop nanostructures, nano-carries for drug delivery, nano-therapeutics for CNS diseases, on-demand site-specific release of therapeutic agents, exploring personalized nano-medicines, biosensors, point-of-care sensing devices, and related areas of health care monitoring.