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The possibility of associating nanotechnology with biotechnology helps with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level, this being promising for the development of "clean" processes with less toxic waste, high selectivity, high value, and having great market interest. Within this context, nanobiotechnology advances and revolutionizes several scientific fields having an interdisciplinary character. 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, being therefore, both a challenge and a scientific possibility.
This book covers a variety of biofilms, including active biofilm, nisin-silver nano-film, silk fibroin-based composite film, lignocellulose/cellulose-based biofilm, 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 clinicians.
- Covers a variety of biofilms
- Outlines the fundamental properties and major applications of nanostructured biofilms
- Associates nanotechnology with biotechnology helping with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level
Materials scientists and engineers
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
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st February 2021
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Dr Mahendra Rai is Professor and Head of the Department of Biotechnology at Amravati University in Maharashtra, India. He has approximately three decades of teaching and research experience. The main focus of his research is plant and nano-based bioactives against human pathogenic microbes.
Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India Head, Department of Biotechnology, Amravati University, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
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.
University of Sorocaba
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