Biopolymer-Based Nano Films

Biopolymer-Based Nano Films

Applications in Food Packaging and Wound Healing

1st Edition - February 1, 2021

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  • Editors: Mahendra Rai, Carolina Dos Santos
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233825
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233818

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Biopolymer-Based Nano Films: Applications in Food Packaging and Wound Healing covers a variety of biofilms, including active biofilms, nisin-silver nano-films, silk fibroin-based composite films, lignocellulose/cellulose-based biofilms, carboxymethyl cellulose-coated polypropylene, hybrid film-loaded antimicrobials, chitosan hybrid systems, pullulan, and biopolymers films. The applications of these nano-biofilms in different fields, particularly in food packaging, wound healing, and as potential antimicrobials against new, emerging, and multidrug resistant microbes are also discussed. This is an important resource for researchers in the fields of pharmacology, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology, and for clinicians. The possibility of associating nanotechnology with biotechnology helps with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level. Within this context, nanobiotechnology advances and revolutionizes several scientific fields. In the development of new technologies and products,  it is also necessary to develop "platforms" that allow the specific application and delivery of compounds/actives in a controlled, specific and non-toxic way.

Key Features

  • Covers a variety of biofilms
  • Outlines the fundamental properties and major applications of nanostructured biofilms
  • Associates nanotechnology with biotechnology and how they can help with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level


Materials scientists and engineers

Table of Contents

  • Section I: General
    1. Biopolymer-based Nano- Films: What are they? And how they are useful in food packaging and wound healing
    2. Pullulan films and natural compounds: Applications and perspectives
    3.Production and Applications of Nanobiocellulose films

    Section II: Application of Biopolymer-based Nano- Films in Food packaging
    4. Active biofilm for Food-packaging
    5. Nisin loaded Nanoparticles in Food Preservation
    6. Nanoparticles embedded Silk fibroin based composite films for wound dressings
    7. Carboxymethyl cellulose-coated polypropylene films containing essential oil for Food preservation

    Section III: Application of Biopolymer-based Nano- Films in wound healing
    8. Ligno-cellulose based nano-biofilm using plant biomass and their role in wound healing
    9. Cellulose nanofibrils in bio-nano composite films and their applications in drug delivery
    10. Antibacterial and wound healing activities of micro/nanocarriers based on carboxymethyl and quaternized chitosan derivatives
    11. Nano-biofilm-natural components as future drugs for the treatment of burn wounds
    12. Hybrid films-loaded nano antimicrobials
    13. Nanocomposite antimicrobial films based on biopolymers
    14. Application of nanoparticles impregnated chemical polymer films against microbial biofilms
    15. Nanocoating biopolymer using leaf biomass derived nanocellulose for wounds
    16. Nano-biofilm-natural components as future drugs for the treatment of burn wounds
    17. EO-based films and their role as antimicrobials
    18. Nanoencapsulation of natural compounds for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis and paracoccidioidomycosis
    19. Biopolymer-based nano- films in Dermatology
    20. Biopolymer based nano films: Utility and Toxicity
    21. Regulations for using Nanotechnology in Food and medical products

Product details

  • No. of pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: February 1, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233825
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233818

About the Editors

Mahendra Rai

Mahendra Rai
Professor Mahendra Rai UGC-BSR Fellow is presently Visiting Professor in Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. Formerly he was Headead at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was Visiting Scientist at different Universities like University of Geneva, Switzerland, Debrecen University, University of Campinas, Brazil, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are application of nanobiotechnology in medicine and agriculture, in particular, the use of metallic nanoparticles as a new generation of antimicrobials. He has published more than 450 research papers in India and abroad. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 65 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India

Carolina Dos Santos

Carolina Alves Dos Santos has a PhD from the University of Sorocaba. Her research interests are in nanoformulations physics, chemical engineering, nanoantimicrobials, nanobiotechnology and nanoformulation with regard to pharmaceuticals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Sorocaba, Sorocaba/Brazil. Doctor in Sciences, University of São Paulo, São Paulo/Brazil.

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