Editors: Viness Pillay, Yahya E. Choonara, Pradeep Kumar

Series Title: Frontiers in Biomaterials

Unfolding the Biopolymer Landscape

Volume 2

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $198
Printed Copy: US $179
Library License: US $156
ISSN: 2468-0168 (Print)
ISSN: 2352-3921 (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-196-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-195-3 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2016
DOI: 10.2174/97816810819531160201


The need for the development of biomaterials as scaffold for tissue regeneration is driven by the increasing demands for materials that mimic functions of extracellular matrices of body tissues. Unfolding the Biopolymer Landscape provides a unique account of “biopolymeric interventions” inherent to biotechnological applications, soft tissue engineering, ophthalmic drug delivery, biotextiles, environmentally responsive systems, neurotherapeutics, and emulsions-based formulations for food and pharmaceutical applications. Chapters in this volume also cover biomedical applications and implications of cationic polymers, collagen-based substrates, multifunctional polymers, shape memory biopolymers, hybrid semisynthetic biomaterials, microbial exopolysaccharides, biomaterials mimicking the extracellular microenvironment, derivatized polysaccharides, and metallic biomaterials.

Each chapter is distinctly written by experts in the respective fields and emphasis is given on the mechanistic profile of the performance of biopolymers and biomedical applications. This book provides both basic and advanced biopolymer information for scientific experts and early career researchers in the field of drug delivery, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, food technology, peptide science, biomaterial design, and nutrition.


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Dhanjay Jhurry
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Viness Pillay, Yahya E. Choonara, Pradeep Kumar
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List of Contributors

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Viness Pillay, Yahya E. Choonara, Pradeep Kumar
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Cationic Polymers for Biotechnological Applications

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Roxana V. Alasino, Karina L. Bierbrauer, Dante M. Beltramo, Silvia G. Correa, Ismael D. Bianco
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Collagen Substrates for Soft Tissue Engineering

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Edward Suesca, Alejandro Sosnik, Marta R. Fontanilla
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Gums and Mucilages Based Mucoadhesive Biopolymers

- Pp. 54-75 (22)
Inderbir Singh, Pradeep Kumar
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Natural Polymers for Ophthalmic Drug Delivery

- Pp. 76-91 (16)
Anjali Hirani, Yong W. Lee, Vijaykumar B. Sutariya, Yashwant Pathak
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Customized Shape-Memory Biopolymers

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Lisa C. du Toit, Thashree Marimuthu, Pradeep Kumar, Yahya E. Choonara, Viness Pillay
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Biotextiles for Tissue Engineering

- Pp. 124-142 (19)
Navdeep Grover, Lomas K. Tomar
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Hybrid Semi-Synthetic Polyhydroxy Acid Based- Biomaterials

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Swati Jain, Sruti Chattopadhyay, Harpal Singh
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Microbial Exopolysaccharides for Biomedical Applications

- Pp. 180-238 (59)
Silvia Vasiliu, Stefania Racovita, Maria-Andreea Lungan, Jacques Desbrieres, Marcel Popa
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Bio-Interfacial Properties of Environmentally Responsive Biomaterials

- Pp. 239-265 (27)
Charu Tyagi, Lomas K. Tomar, Divya Bijukumar
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Bio & Polymeric Materials Mimicking the Extra- Cellular Microenvironment

- Pp. 266-325 (60)
Riaz A. Khan
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Biopolymers in Non-Aqueous Emulsions for Food and Pharmaceutical Applications

- Pp. 326-352 (27)
Marcelo R. Ceballos, Dante M. Beltramo, Ismael D. Bianco
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Biopolymers for Neurotherapeutic Interventions

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Valence M.K. Ndesendo
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Porous and Non-Porous Metallic Biomaterials

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Oluwatoyin Ayotomilola Adeleke
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Derivatized Polysaccharides: A Potential in Micro/Nanoparticulate Based Drug Delivery

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Vikas Rana, Sunil Kamboj, Kuldeep Singh
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Subject Index

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.Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering.
.The Design, Synthetic Strategies and Biocompatibility of Polymer Scaffolds for Biomedical Application.
.Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine.