Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081017500

Engineering of Biomaterials for Drug Delivery Systems

1st Edition

Beyond Polyethylene Glycol

Editors: Anilkumar Parambath
Hardcover ISBN: 9780081017500
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st February 2018
Page Count: 322
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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


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


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About the Editors

Anilkumar Parambath Editor

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Syngene International Ltd, Bangalore, India