This book contains selective chapters from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of material science and its use in drug delivery. From their recent research experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of polysaccharides and its application in the field of advanced drug delivery. This book contains selective polymers that were recently explored in the field of drug delivery such as starch, konjac, chitosan, alginate and other natural polymers originated from sea. It also has one chapter exclusively on nanotechnology that explains multifaceted application of natural polymer in the field of advanced drug delivery.
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Table of Contents
1. Polysaccharide Carriers for Induction and Evaluation of Tissue Regeneration and Drug Delivery 2. Starch based Polymers for Drug Delivery Applications 3. Seaweed Polysaccharides in Advanced Drug Delivery Application to Carragennans 4. Konjac Polysaccharide for Drug Delivery 5. Chitosan and Modified Chitosans for Drug Delivery Application 6. Alginate, Its Chemistry and Applications in Advanced Drug Delivery 7. Polysaccharides used for Microencapsulation Processes 8. Polysaccharides used in Nanoparticle based Drug Delivery Formulations
Akhilesh Vikram Singh, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore
Bang-Jing Li, Chengdu Institute of Biology