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Polymeric Biomaterials

Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 2, 1st Edition

Edited by Severian Dumitriu, Valentin Popa

CRC Press

820 pages | 244 B/W Illus.

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Biomaterials have had a major impact on the practice of contemporary medicine and patient care. Growing into a major interdisciplinary effort involving chemists, biologists, engineers, and physicians, biomaterials development has enabled the creation of high-quality devices, implants, and drug carriers with greater biocompatibility and biofunctionality. The fast-paced research and increasing interest in finding new and improved biocompatible or biodegradable polymers has provided a wealth of new information, transforming this edition of Polymeric Biomaterialsinto a two-volume set.

This volume, Polymeric Biomaterials: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Applications, contains 28 authoritative chapters written by experts from around the world. Contributors cover the following topics:

  • Processing polymeric biomaterials into specific forms that ensure biocompatibility and biodegradability for use in various applications in the medical and pharmaceutical arenas
  • Use of biomaterials to address medical issues such as pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, tissue damage, and bone disease
  • Applications including a variety of drug delivery systems, medical devices, anticancer therapies, biological uses for hydrogels, nanotechnology, bioartificial organs, and tissue engineering

Completely revised and expanded, this state-of-the-art reference presents recent developments in polymeric biomaterials and the most up-to-date applications of biomaterials in medicine.


"This third edition set is a versatile and comprehensive book, presenting new and substantially revised topics, and combining the basic fundamentals of the field of biomaterials with the industrial applications. Thus, the book is a very useful tool for scientists, engineers, pharmacists and other experts from different disciplines, as well as for teachers, graduate and undergraduate students interested in this area."

—Diana Ciolacu, Cellulose Chem. Technol., 47(5-6), 487-494 (2013)

Table of Contents

Antithrombin–Heparin Complexes

Leslie R. Berry and Anthony K.C. Chan

Glucose-Sensitive Hydrogels

Seong Hoon Jeong, Kyung T. Oh, and Kinam Park

Advances in Polymeric and Lipid-Core Micelles as Drug Delivery Systems

Tiziana Musacchio and Vladimir P. Torchilin

Modular Biomimetic Drug Delivery Systems

Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo, Fernando Yañez- Gomez, and Angel Concheiro

Polymeric Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

Karine Andrieux, Julien Nicolas, Laurence Moine, and Gillian Barratt

Drug Carrier Systems for Anticancer Agents

Hiroyuki Koide, Tomohiro Asai, Kosuke Shimizu, and Naoto Oku

Application of Polymer Drugs to Medical Devices and Preparative Medicine

M.R. Aguilar, L. García-Fernández, M.L. López-Donaire, F. Parra, L. Rojo, G. Rodríguez, M.M. Fernández, and J. San Román

Polymer Implants for Intratumoral Drug Delivery and Cancer Therapy

Brent D. Weinberg and Jinming Gao

Biological Stimulus-Responsive Hydrogels

A.K. Bajpai, Sanjana Kankane, Raje Chouhan, and Shilpi Goswami

Polymeric Materials for Surface Modification of Living Cells

Yuji Teramura, Hao Chen, Naohiro Takemoto, Kengo Sakurai, and Hiroo Iwata

Biomedical Applications of Shape Memory Polymers and Their Nanocomposites

I. Sedat Gunes and Sadhan C. Jana

Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems

Ryan F. Donnelly and A. David Woolfson

Nanomedicines Coming of Age

Radoslav Savic, Jinzi Zheng, Christine Allen, and Dusica Maysinger

Polymers for Myocardial Tissue Engineering

J.A. Roether, H. Jawad, R. Rai, N.N. Ali, S.E. Hardling, and A.R. Boccaccini

Acellular Tubular Grafts Constructed from Natural Materials in Vascular Tissue Engineering

M.J.W. Koens, A.G. Krasznai, J.A. van der Vliet, T. Hendriks, R.G. Wismans, K.A. Faraj, W.F. Daamen, and T.H. van Kuppevelt

pH-Responsive Polymers for Delivery of Nucleic Acid Therapeutics

Yu Nie and Ernst Wagner

Adhesive Biomaterials for Tissue Repair and Reconstruction

Sujata K. Bhatia

Polymeric Interactions with Drugs and Excipients

James C. DiNunzio and James W. McGinity

Manufacturing Multifunctional Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Vincenzo Guarino, Antonio Gloria, Roberto De Santis, and Luigi Ambrosio

Virus-Based Nanoparticles as Drug Delivery Systems

Eva Roblegg and Andreas Zimmer

Polymeric Biomaterials in Pulmonary Drug Delivery

Nicole A. Beinborn and Robert O. Williams III

Polymeric Gene Delivery Carriers for Pulmonary Diseases

Xiang Gao, Regis R. Vollmer, and Song Li

Biomedical Application of Membranes in Bioartificial Organs and Tissue Engineering

Thomas Groth, Xiao-Jun Huang, and Zhi-Kang Xu

Controlled Release Systems for Bone Regeneration

Hossein Hosseinkhani

Controlled Release Systems Targeting Angiogenesis

Stéphanie Deshayes, Karine Gionnet, Victor Maurizot, and Gérard Déléris

Bioceramics for Development of Bioartificial Liver

Tomokazu Matsuura and Mamoru Aizawa

Materials Biofunctionalization for Tissue Regeneration

Laura Cipolla, Laura Russo, Nasrin Shaikh, and Francesco Nicotra

Polymers-Based Devices for Dermal and Transdermal Delivery

Donatella Paolino, Margherita Vono, and Felisa Cilurzo

About the Editors

Severian Dumitriu (deceased) was a research professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. He edited several books, including Polymeric Biomaterials, Second Edition, Polysaccharides in Medicinal Applications, and Polysaccharides: Structural Diversity and Functional Versatility. He alsoauthored or coauthored more than 190 professional papers and book chapters in the fields of polymer and cellulose chemistry, polyfunctional initiators, and bioactive polymers and held 15 international patents. Professor Dumitriu received his BSc (1959) and MS (1961) in chemical engineering and his Ph.D. (1971) in macromolecular chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Jassy, Romania.

Valentin I. Popaearned his BSc and MSc in chemical engineering (1969) and Ph.D. in the field of polysaccharide chemistry (1976) from Polytechnic Institute of Iasi, Romania. He was awarded the Romanian Academy Prize for his contributions in the field of seaweed chemistry (1976). He has published more than 500 papers in the following fields: wood chemistry and biotechnology, biomass complex processing, biosynthesis and biodegradation of natural compounds, allelochemicals, bioadhesives, and bioremediation. Dr Popa is also the author or coauthor of 37 books or book chapters. He holds six patents and has been involved in many Romanian and European research projects as scientific manager. He is also a professor of wood chemistry and biotechnology at "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, and editor-in-chief of Cellulose Chemistry and Technology.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers