1st Edition

Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

Edited By Amit Kumar Nayak, Md Saquib Hasnai, Dilipkumar Pal Copyright 2020
    196 Pages 7 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    196 Pages 7 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    196 Pages 7 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    In recent years, many animal-derived polymers have emerged as an attractive category of naturally derived polymers because of their advantageous physicochemical, chemical, and biological properties. The important biological properties of these natural polymers derived from animals are biocompatibility and biodegradation. These polymers are generally composed of repeated units of amino acids. Moreover, these polymers can be modified physically and/or chemically to improve their biomaterial properties.

    Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers looks at how these polymers can be exploited as pharmaceutical excipients in various pharmaceutical dosage forms, like microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, gels, implants, etc. The commonly used animal-derived polymers used as pharmaceutical excipients are hyaluronic acid (hyaluronan), albumin, collagen, gelatin, chondroitin, etc.


    Volume 3: Animal-Derived Polymers

    1. Hyaluronic Acid (Hyaluronan): Pharmaceutical Applications

    Amit Kumar Nayak et al.

    2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Albumin

    Suvadra Das and Partha Roy

    3. Pharmaceutical Applications of Collagen

    K. Sangeetha et al.

    4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gelatin

    Gautam Singhvi et al.

    5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Chondroitin

    Dilipkumar Pal et al.

    6. Biodegradability and Biocompatibility of Natural Polymers

    Abul K. Mallik et al.


    Amit Kumar Nayak, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor at the Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India.

    Md Saquib Hasnain, PhD, is a member of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain; International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland; and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.

    Dilipkumar Pal, PhD, MPharm, Chartered Chemist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, C.G., India.