Alginates in Drug Delivery

Alginates in Drug Delivery

1st Edition - July 23, 2020

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  • Editors: Amit Kumar Nayak, Md Saquib Hasnain
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176405
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176412

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Alginates in Drug Delivery explores the vital precepts, basic and fundamental aspects of alginates in pharmaceutical sciences, biopharmacology, and in the biotechnology industry. The use of natural polymers in healthcare applications over synthetic polymers is becoming more prevalent due to natural polymers’ biocompatibility, biodegradability, economic extraction and ready availability. To fully utilize and harness the potential of alginates, this book presents a thorough understanding of the synthesis, purification, and characterization of alginates and their derivative. This book collects, in a single volume, all relevant information on alginates in health care, including recent advances in the field. This is a highly useful resource for pharmaceutical scientists, health care professionals and regulatory scientists actively involved in the pharmaceutical product and process development of natural polymer containing drug delivery, as well as postgraduate students and postdoctoral research fellows in pharmaceutical sciences.

Key Features

  • Provides a single source on the complete alginate chemistry, collection, chemical modifications, characterization and applications in healthcare fields
  • Includes high quality illustrations, along with practical examples and research case studies
  • Contains contributions by global leaders and experts from academia, industry and regulatory agencies who are pioneers in the application of natural polysaccharides in diverse pharmaceutical fields


Pharmaceutical scientists including industrial pharmacists and analytical scientists, Postgraduate students, and postdoctoral research fellows, health care professionals and regulatory scientists actively involved in pharmaceutical product and process development of natural polymer containing drug delivery

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to alginates as drug delivery excipient
    2. Alginate hydrogels for drug delivery applications
    3. Alginate nanoparticles in drug delivery
    4. Ionotropically gelled alginate-based multiple-unit matrices in sustained drug release
    5. Physically and chemically modified alginates in drug delivery
    6. Grafted alginates in drug delivery
    7. Alginate-based interpenetrating polymer networks for sustained drug release
    8. Biocomposites of alginates in drug delivery
    9. Alginate-inorganic composite matrices as drug releasing carriers
    10. Buoyant particles of alginates in floating drug delivery
    11. Alginate-based hydrogel membranes for drug releasing in wound healing
    12. Alginate-based scaffolds for drug delivery in tissue engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 434
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: July 23, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128176405
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128176412

About the Editors

Amit Kumar Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Md Saquib Hasnain

Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. Till date he has authored over 70 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 book chapters and 16 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. Overall, he has earned a highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (h-index: 32). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also a member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Jharkhand, India

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