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Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128213520

Bioinspired and Biomimetic Materials for Drug Delivery

1st Edition

Editor: Md Nurunnabi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128213520
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st July 2021
Page Count: 370
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Table of Contents

1. Importance of bioinspired materials and technology in drug delivery
2. Potential of cellular exosome in drug delivery
3. Method of harnessing cellular exosome
4. Bile acid transporter as a bioinspired method for oral drug delivery
5. Bile acid inspired oral vaccine delivery
6. Bile acid inspired oral small molecules delivery
7. Bioinspired materials for oral drug delivery
8. Potential of dopamine in drug delivery
9. Potential of chitosan in oral vaccine delivery
10. Mucoadhesive polymer for M cell targeting as oral vaccine delivery vehicle
11. Biomimetic polymeric materials for cardiovascular drug delivery
12. Clinical status of biomimetic and bioinspired materials


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


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About the Editor

Md Nurunnabi

Dr. Md Nurunnabi, PhD, MSc is a Research Fellow at Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, Harvard University. Dr. Nurunnabi’s research interests lie in Nanoengineering in Medicine, with a focus on developing novel approaches for delivering therapeutic molecules. His current research focuses on cardiovascular nanomedicine, stroke and myocardial infarction and targeting therapy and imaging of fibrosis. He completed his PhD in Nanoengineering and MSc in Chemical and Biological Engineering from Korea National University of Transportation in South Korea, and was a postdoctoral student at Chungnam National University in Korea prior to moving Boston. He also co-founded KB BioMed Inc, a South Korea based start-up company which develops commercial pharmaceutical products for therapeutic purposes using nanotechnology.His research has been included in 40+ peer-reviewed articles and 4 book chapters, and has been presented in over 30 scientific conferences worldwide.

Affiliations and Expertise

Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA