Biopolymer-Based Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081019146, 9780081019153

Biopolymer-Based Composites

1st Edition

Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications

Editors: Sougata Jana Sabyasachi Maiti Subrata Jana
eBook ISBN: 9780081019153
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081019146
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 14th June 2017
Page Count: 422
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Biopolymer-Based Composites: Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications presents a comprehensive review on recent developments in biopolymer-based composites and their use in drug delivery and biomedical applications. The information contained in this book is critical for the more efficient use of composites, as detailed up-to-date information is a pre-requirement. The information provided brings cutting-edge developments to the attention of young investigators to encourage further advances in the field of bio-composite research.

Currently, biopolymers are being investigated for the design of various drug delivery and biomedical devices due to their non-toxic, biodegradable and biocompatible nature. Mostly, biopolymer-based solid orals, gels, hydrogel beads, and transdermal matrices have been designed in order to control drug/protein release in simulated bio-fluids.

Key Features

  • Presents the most updated information in the field of pharmaceutical and biological sciences
  • Contains color figures and illustrations to help users understand key topics
  • Useful guide for young researchers working towards new innovations
  • Includes chapters covered by eminent scientists in the field


Pharmacy; Materials Science; Biomedicine; Chemistry/Food Science; General Molecular Medicine; Engineering; Biotechnology; Pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry

Table of Contents

1. Bio-Composites in Therapeutic Application: Current Status & Future

Subrata Jana

2. Redox-Responsive Hydrogels

Ye Liu

3. Stimuli-Responsive Guar Gum Composites for Colon-Specific Drug Delivery

Sougata Jana

4. Biopolymer-Based Composites for Transdermal Drug Delivery

Rakesh Tekade

5. Composites of Nanoparticles and Hydrogels: A potential Solution to Current Challenges in Buccal Drug Delivery

Jenny Evelin Parraga

6. Bio-Composites in Ocular Drug Delivery

Sabyasachi Maiti

7. Dendrimers: Smart Nanoengineereed Polymers for Bioinspired Applications in Drug Delivery

Keerti Jain

8. Nanoparticles for Tumor Targeting

Zhiqing Pang

9. Biopolymer Nanoparticles for Theranostics Applications in Cancer Therapy and Bioimaging

Suresh P. Vyas

10. Polycationic Biopolymers for Gene Delivery Applications

Lucimara Gaziola de la Torre

11. Biomedical and Drug Delivery Applications of Functionalized Inorganic Nanomaterials

Chitta Ranjan Patra

12. Chitosan/Carbon-based Nanomaterials Composites as Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Mani Prabaharan


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About the Editor

Sougata Jana

Prof. Sougata Jana is currently working in the Department of Pharmaceutics, at Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal, India. He attained his M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics) from Biju Patnaik University of Technology (BPUT), Odisha, India. He has been engaged in research for 9 years and teaching for 8 years. He gained the GATE examination in 2005 and then later went on to receive a ‘Gold Medal’ from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), Kolkata for standing first at UG level. The IPA Bengal branch, Kolkata, India conferred upon him the ‘M.N Dev Memorial award’ for securing the highest marks in the state of West Bengal in 2005. He was also awarded the ‘Best Poster Presentation Award’ at the 21st West Bengal State Science and Technology Congress-2014, Burdwan, West Bengal, India. He has published 24 research papers in national and international peer reviewed journals. He has edited one book- ‘ADVANCE Pharmaceutical Analytical Technique’ under Pharmamedix India Publication Pvt. Ltd. and five book chapters. He is an active reviewer for various international journals including those by Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor and Francis, and Dove Press etc. He is also a life member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology, West Bengal, India

Sabyasachi Maiti

Prof. Sabyasachi Maiti attained his M. Pharm, PhD from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has been serving at Gupta College of Technological Sciences as professor since 2003. He has guided 20 Master’s Thesis, and one doctoral thesis. He has published over 50 research and review papers in the field of drug delivery science and technology. He has attended and organized seminars and presented papers at national and international seminars. He is an active reviewer of various international journals. He is a member of various professional bodies including IPA, APTI, and ICS.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Gupta College of Technological Sciences, West Bengal, India

Subrata Jana

Prof. Subrata Jana obtained his PhD in organic chemistry from the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India. His doctoral work was based on the design and synthesis of abiotic receptors for the recognition of biologically active neutral molecules and ions along with development synthetic methodologies. After that he moved to the University of Victoria, Canada, to work with Dr Fraser Hof on supramolecular and medicinal chemistry as a post-doctoral fellow, where he worked on the synthesis of different receptors targeting N-methylated protein residue along with anions. He then moved on to work with Dr Kenneth J Woycechowsky at University of Utah, USA, on protein engineering and enzyme catalysis as a post-doctoral research associate. He studied enzyme activity when it is encapsulated inside the capsid which is a nano carrier and an excellent delivery vehicle for important biological substrate including drug molecules. Presently, he is working as an associate professor at VEC, Sarguja University, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh, India and his current research focuses on design and synthesis of artificial receptors for the recognition of anions, cations and N-methylated protein residue. So far he has published ~40 research paper in peer reviewed international journals and more than 10 chapters in different edited books published by internationally-renowned publishers.

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD in organic chemistry, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur, India

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