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

Series Title: Frontiers in Biomaterials

Unfolding the Biopolymer Landscape

Volume 2

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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

Introduction

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.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Viness Pillay
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Yahya E. Choonara
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Pradeep Kumar
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa




Contributor(s):
Alejandro Sosnik
Group of Pharmaceutical Nanomaterials Science
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Haifa
Israel


Anjali Hirani
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USF College of Pharmacy
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612

/
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University
Blacksburg
VA 24061



Charu Tyagi
University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
7 York Road, Parktown 2193
Johannesburg
South Africa
/
V.S.P.G.(P.G) College
C.C.S University
Meerut
U.P., 250004
India


Dante M. Beltramo
Centro de Excelencia en Productos y Procesos de Córdoba (CEPROCOR)
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Universidad Católica de Córdoba
Argentina


Divya Bijukumar
University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
7 York Road, Parktown 2193
Johannesburg
South Africa


Edward Suesca
Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Pharmacy
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá
Colombia


Harpal Singh
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT D), Hauz Khas
New Delhi
India


Inderbir Singh
Department of Pharmaceutics, Chitkara College of Pharmacy
Chitkara University, Chandigarh-Patiala Highway
Chandigarh-Patiala Highway, Rajpura-140401
Patiala, Punjab
India


Ismael D. Bianco
Centro de Excelencia en Productos y Procesos de Córdoba (CEPROCOR)
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Universidad Católica de Córdoba
Argentina


Jacques Desbrieres
Pau and Pays de l’Adour University (UPPA), Institut des Sciences Analytiques et de Physico-Chimie pour l’Environnement et les Materiaux (IPREM/EPCP)
UMR CNRS 5254, Helioparc Pau Pyrenees, 2, av. President Angot
64053 Pau Cedex 09
France


Karina L. Bierbrauer
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
Argentina


Kuldeep Singh
Pharmaceutics Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
Punjabi University
Punjabi University
India-147002


Lisa C. du Toit
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Lomas K. Tomar
University of the Witwatersrand, Faculty of Health Sciences
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
Johannesburg, Gauteng
South Africa


Marcel Popa
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi,
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection Department of Natural and Synthetic Polymers
rof. Dr. Docent Dimitrie Mangeron Street, No. 73, 700050
Iasi
Romania


Marcelo R. Ceballos
Centro de Excelencia en Productos y Procesos de Córdoba (CEPROCOR)
Argentina


Maria-Andreea Lungan
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University of Iasi,
Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Protection Department of Natural and Synthetic Polymers
rof. Dr. Docent Dimitrie Mangeron Street, No. 73, 700050
Iasi
Romania


Marta R. Fontanilla
Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Pharmacy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Bogotá
Colombia


Navdeep Grover
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
University of Colorado Boulder
3415 Colorado Avenue, Boulder
Colorado
USA


Oluwatoyin Ayotomilola Adeleke
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
Meraka Institute, Centre for High Performance Computing
627 Meiring Naudé Road
Pretoria 0001
South Africa


Pradeep Kumar
Pradeep Kumar Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, 7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Riaz A. Khan
Department of Medicinal Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Qassim University
Qassim 51452, KSA and Department of Chemistry, MRIU, Aravali Hills
National Capital Region, Faridabad
HR 121001
India


Roxana V. Alasino
Centro de Excelencia en Productos y Procesos de Córdoba (CEPROCOR)
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Universidad Católica de Córdoba
Argentina


Silvia G. Correa
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) and Facultad de Ciencias Químicas
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Argentina


Silvia Vasiliu
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
University of ArakGr. Ghica Voda Alley No. 41A, 700487
Iasi
Romania


Sruti Chattopadhyay
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT D), Hauz Khas
New Delhi
India


Stefania Racovita
“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
University of ArakGr. Ghica Voda Alley No. 41A, 700487
Iasi
Romania


Sunil Kamboj
Pharmaceutics Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
Punjabi University
Patiala, Punjab
India-147002


Swati Jain
Amity Institute of Nanotechnology
Amity University
Sec. 125, Noida
Uttar Pradesh
India


Thashree Marimuthu
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Valence M.K. Ndesendo
Department of Pharmaceutics & Formulation Sciences, School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences
St. John’s University of Tanzania
Dodoma
Tanzania


Vijaykumar B. Sutariya
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USF College of Pharmacy
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612
USA


Vikas Rana
Pharmaceutics Division, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Drug Research
Punjabi University
Patiala, Punjab
India-147002


Viness Pillay
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Yahya E. Choonara
Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform Research Unit
Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
7 York Road, Parktown, 2193
South Africa


Yashwant Pathak
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USF College of Pharmacy
University of South Florida
Tampa, FL 33612
USA
/
School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University
Blacksburg, VA 24061
USA




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