Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems

Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems

Beyond Polyethylene Glycol

1st Edition - January 27, 2018

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  • Editor: Anilkumar Parambath
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081017500
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081017517

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Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems: Beyond Polyethylene Glycol examines the combined issues of PEGylation and viable biomaterials as alternatives. With a strong focus on polymeric biomaterials, the book first reviews the major issues associated with PEGylation and its use in vivo. Chapters then focus on alternative polymer systems for drug delivery systems. Finally, nanoparticles and future perspectives are examined. This book is a valuable resource for scientists and researchers in biomaterials, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology, and all those who wish to broaden their knowledge in this field.

Key Features

  • Provides a self-contained work for the field of biomaterials for drug delivery
  • Summarizes the current knowledge on PEGylation and strategies for bypassing it
  • Presents research on an important, though under-represented issue in biomaterials
  • Written by a world-class team of research scientists, engineers and clinicians


Researchers and scientists in biomaterials for drug delivery, biomaterials synthesis, pharmaceuticals and nanotechnology

Table of Contents

  • 1. PEGylated ‘stealth’ liposomes
    2. PEGylated proteins
    3. PEGylation and anti-PEG antibodies
    4. Poly (zwitterions)
    5. Poly (glycerols)
    6. Poly (oxazolines)
    7. Poly (aminoacids)
    8. Poly (acylamides) and related systems
    9. Poly (vinylpyrrolidones)
    10. Sugar based systems (trehalose)
    11. Polypeptide alternatives (PASylation and XTen) to PEG
    12. DDS based on non-immunogenic biopolymers
    13. Non-PEGylated nanoparticles
    14. Summary and future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 404
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: January 27, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780081017500
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081017517

About the Editor

Anilkumar Parambath

Anilkumar PArambath is a skilled materials/polymer chemist with 11 years of synthesis and characterization of polymers, soft materials, nanomaterials and biomaterials. His particular research interests include Drug Delivery, Bio-conjugation, Bio-imaging Agents, Bio- compatible Polymers, Protein Resistant Polymers, Hyperbrached Polymers, Polymer Brushes, Self-assembly, Amphiphiles, Micelles, Carbon Nanostructures, Luminescent Materials, Conducting Polymers, and Thermoplastics.

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Syngene International Ltd, Bangalore, India

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