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Supermacroporous Cryogels

Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Ashok Kumar

CRC Press

496 pages

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The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews, and book chapters, Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedi

Table of Contents

Cryogels and Related Research: A Glance over the Last Few Decades. Synthesis and Characterization of Cryogels. Production of Synthetic Cryogels and the Study of Porosity Thereof. Fabrication and Characterization of Cryogel Beads and Composite Monoliths. Cryogel Tissue Phantoms with Uniform Elasticity for Medical Imaging. Cryogels in Regenerative Medicine. Biocompatibility of Macroporous Cryogel Materials. Cryogel Biomaterials for Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering. Cryogels for Neural Tissue Engineering. Supermacroporous Cryogels as Scaffolds for Pancreatic Islet Transplantation. Enzymatic Biocatalysts Immobilized on/in the Cryogel-Type Carriers. Application of Cryogels in Water and Wastewater Treatment. Cryogels in High Throughput Processes. Cryogels: Applications in Extracorporeal Affinity Therapy. Cryogel Bioreactor for Therapeutic Protein Production. Supermacroporous Functional Cryogel Stationary Matrices for Efficient Cell Separation.

About the Editor

Ashok Kumar is a professor of bioengineering and holds the Lalit Mohan Kapoor endowed chair professorship in the Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He earned his PhD in biotechnology from IIT Roorkee. He has carried out profound research on synthesis, properties, and disparate applications of cryogels and smart polymers. His research interests are in biomaterials, tissue engineering, stem cell technology, regenerative medicine, bioprocess engineering, bioseparations, and environmental biotechnology. He has published more than 125 peer-reviewed research articles, holds several patents, and has edited five books. He is an executive board member of the Asian Federation of Biotechnology and serves on the editorial board and expert committee of many reputable journals and scientific organizations. He has received several awards for his research contributions.

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MEDICAL / Biotechnology