Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery

1st Edition - July 15, 2021

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  • Editor: Md Nurunnabi
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219492
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213520

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Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery delves into the potential of bioinspired materials in drug delivery, detailing each material type and its latest developments. In the last decade, biomimetic and bioinspired materials and technology has garnered increased attention in drug delivery research. Various material types including polymer, small molecular, protein, peptide, cholesterol, polysaccharide, nano-crystal and hybrid materials are widely considered in drug delivery research. However, biomimetic and bioinspired materials and technology have shown promising results for use in therapeutics, due to their high biocompatibility and reduced immunogenicity. Such materials include dopamine, extracellular exosome, bile acids, ionic liquids, and red blood cell. This book covers each of these materials in detail, reviewing their potential and usage in drug delivery. As such, this book will be a great source of information for biomaterials scientists, biomedical engineers and those working in pharmaceutical research.

Key Features

  • Explores latest developments for a broad range of bioinspired and biomimetic materials for drug delivery applications
  • Helps researchers overcome the challenges of biocompatibility and immunogenicity in drug development
  • Provides both theoretical and practical knowledge in regards to materials characterization and use in a range of drugs


Academic and industrial researchers, as well as postgraduate students of materials science and engineering, and biomedical engineering. Also, chemical engineering, pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical chemistry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Importance and prospects of bioinspired and biomimetic materials for drug delivery
    2. Microorganism-mediated drug delivery
    3. Plant-derived polyphenol-based nanomaterials for drug delivery and theranostics
    4. Bioinspired smart nanohybrids for stimuli responsive drug delivery
    5. Conjugated biomimetic nanohybrids as smart drug delivery systems
    6. Bioinspired and biomimetic materials for oral drug delivery
    7. Bile acid transporter as a bioinspired method for oral drug delivery
    8. Bio inspired materials for nonviral vaccine delivery
    9. Bile acid-inspired oral small molecules drug delivery
    10. Mucoadhesive polymer for M-cell targeting as oral vaccine delivery vehicle
    11. Ionic solvents for transdermal drug delivery
    12. Exosome-mediated bioinspired drug delivery
    13. Bioengineering approach for pulmonary drug delivery
    14. Clinical status of bioinspired and biomimetic materials
    15. 3D printing: Bioinspired materials for drug delivery

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2021
  • Published: July 15, 2021
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128219492
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213520

About the Editor

Md Nurunnabi

Dr. Md Nurunnabi is an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the School of Pharmacy and Adjunct faculty in Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Science & Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso. Over the past decade, he received training in biomaterials, nanotechnology, and drug delivery. He received Bachelor in Pharmacy from UODA, and MS and PhD in Bioengineering and from the Korea National University of Transportation. Prior to starting his postdoctoral training at Harvard University in 2016, he has completed a short postdoctoral training at the Chungnam National University. In addition to his academic research, he has been involved in industrial research. He was co-founder and chief scientist at the KB BioMed Inc. (Currently Scientific Advisory Board), and an Associate Scientist in Chunbo Corporation Ltd, in South Korea. Dr. Nurunnabi has published over 50 peer-reviewed papers and edited two books and holds 10 issued/pending patents. Currently, he serves on the editorial advisory board of ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering since and as Vice Chair of Controlled Release Society’s Bioinspired and Biomimetic Delivery focus group. He served as Secretary of Postdoc Association at Harvard Medical School (2016-2017) and President of Postdoc Association Massachusetts General Hospital (2017-2018) among various leadership roles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, and Environmental Science & Engineering, University of Texas at El Paso, Texas, 79902

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