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Lignin-based Materials for Biomedical Applications: Preparation, Characterization, and Implementation explores the emerging area of lignin-based materials as a platform for advanced biomedical applications, guiding the reader from source through to implementation.
The first part of the book introduces the basics of lignin, including extraction methods, chemical modifications, structure and composition, and properties that make lignin suitable for biomedical applications. In addition, structural characterization techniques are described in detail. The next chapters focus on the preparation of lignin-based materials for biomedical applications, presenting methodologies for lignin-based nanoparticles, hydrogels, aerogels, and nanofibers, and providing in-depth coverage of lignin-based materials with specific properties—including antioxidant properties, UV absorbing capability, antimicrobial properties, and colloidal particles with tailored properties—and applications, such as drug and gene delivery, and tissue engineering. Finally, future perspectives and possible new applications are considered.
This is an essential reference for all those with an interest in lignin-based materials and their biomedical applications, including researchers and advanced students across bio-based polymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, nanotechnology, materials science and engineering, drug delivery, and biomedical engineering, as well as industrial R&D and scientists involved with bio-based polymers, specifically for biomedical applications.
- Unlocks the potential of lignin-based materials with advanced properties for cutting-edge applications in areas such as drug delivery, gene delivery and tissue engineering
- Presents state-of-the-art methodologies used in the development of lignin-based nanoparticles, hydrogels, aerogels and nanofibers
- Explains the fundamentals of lignin, including structure and composition, extraction and isolation methods, types and properties, chemical modifications, and characterization techniques
Academia: Researchers and advanced students across bio-based polymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, nanotechnology, materials science and engineering, drug delivery, biomedical engineering. Industry: Scientists and R&D with an interest in bio-based polymers, specifically for biomedical applications.
1. Introduction to Lignocellulosic Materials
2. Structure and Composition of Lignin Polymer
3. Lignin Extraction and Isolation Methods
4. Types of Lignin, Properties and Structural Characterization Techniques
5. Chemical Modifications of Lignin
6. Requirements and Properties of Biomaterials for Biomedical Applications
7. Development of Lignin-based Nanoparticles: Fabrication Methods and Functionalization Approaches
8. Lignin-based Materials with UV Adsorbing Capability
9. Lignin-based Materials with Antioxidant and Antimicrobial Properties
10. Lignin Colloidal Particles for Pickering Emulsions
11. Lignin-based Materials for Drug and Gene Delivery
12. Fabrication of Lignin-based Hydrogels and their Applications
13. Methodologies to Develop Advanced Lignin-based Materials for Tissue Engineering
14. Present and Future Prospective of Lignin-based Materials
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- © Elsevier 2021
- 1st June 2021
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Patrícia Figueiredo is a PhD student at the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her research is focused on the development of lignin-based nanosystems for biomedical applications.
Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland
Hélder A. Santos is a Full Professor in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology at the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Helsinki (Finland), Head of the Nanomedicines and Biomedical Engineering Lab, Director of the Doctoral Program in Drug Research, Director of FinPharmaNet in Finland, Chair of the Controlled Release Society Focus Group in Nanomedicine and Nanoscale Delivery, and Chairman and co-founder of Capsamedix Oy. Prof. Santos’ research is focused on nanobiomaterials, including nanoporous silica/silicon materials and polymeric-based nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery, diagnostics, and therapy. His research interests include the development of nanoparticles/nanomedicines for biomedical and healthcare applications. His current work builds a bridge between engineering, pharmaceutical, and medical research. He is the author/co-author of more than 330 publications, including reviews, journal editorials, book chapters, 4 edited books, and more than 260 conference proceedings/abstracts. He also holds 4 patents in the field.
Full Professor, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
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