Polymeric Biomaterials for Healthcare Applications

Polymeric Biomaterials for Healthcare Applications

1st Edition - May 7, 2022

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  • Editor: Kokkarachedu Varaprasad
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323852333
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323852340

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Polymeric Biomaterials for Healthcare Applications details a broad range of polymeric biomaterials, methods of synthesis and preparation, and their various applications in healthcare and biomedicine. The book provides a fundamental overview of polymers and processing technologies to allow clinical scientists to explore the use of these polymers in alternative applications. A wide variety of healthcare applications are covered, including treatment for autoimmune diseases and bacterial infections, tissue engineering, gene delivery, wound dressing, and more. The book provides a core introductory text for clinical and materials scientists new to the area of polymeric biomaterials. This book will prove useful to academics and researchers in materials science, biomedical engineering, clinical science and pharmaceutical science.

Key Features

  • Covers a broad range of polymeric biomaterials, including chitosan, alginate, cellulose, collagen, synthetic conjugates, and more
  • Details a wide variety of healthcare applications for polymeric biomaterials, such as orthopedic engineering, antibiotics, targeted drug delivery, and more
  • Provides a detailed overview of polymer processing technologies and sterilization considerations

Readership

Academics and researchers in materials science, biomedical engineering and clinical science. Pharmaceutical scientists and clinicians

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • List of contributors
  • 1. The importance of polymers in the preparation of medical devices for human body applications
  • Abstract
  • 1.1 Introduction
  • 1.2 Polyethylene
  • 1.3 Polypropylene
  • 1.4 Polyurethanes
  • 1.5 Polyvinylidene fluoride
  • 1.6 Poly(dimethyl siloxane)
  • 1.7 Polyamide
  • 1.8 Carbon nanotube-based polymeric composites
  • 1.9 Poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • 1.10 The effects of sterilization on medical devices
  • 1.11 Conclusion and prospects
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 2. Polymeric beads for targeted drug delivery and healthcare applications
  • Abstract
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Some preparation protocols of polymeric beads
  • 2.3 Targeted drug encapsulation of polymeric beads for drug delivery
  • 2.4 Anti-human immunodeficiency virus drugs
  • 2.5 Polymeric beads for wound dressing
  • 2.6 Sterilization methods used for polymeric beads
  • 2.7 Other medical applications of beads
  • 2.8 Polymeric beads for miscellaneous applications
  • 2.9 Vaccine delivery
  • 2.10 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 3. Polymer nanoparticles (nanomedicine) for therapeutic applications
  • Abstract
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Polymeric nanoparticles
  • 3.3 Characteristics of polymeric nanoparticles
  • 3.4 Characterization of polymeric nanoparticles
  • 3.5 Synthesis of polymeric nanoparticles
  • 3.6 Solvent evaporation
  • 3.7 Salting out
  • 3.8 Nanoprecipitation
  • 3.9 Dialysis
  • 3.10 Supercritical fluid technology
  • 3.11 Polymerization methods
  • 3.12 Biomedical applications of polymeric nanoparticles
  • 3.13 Challenges and conclusion
  • 3.14 Conclusion
  • References
  • 4. Polymers used in green synthesis of nanoparticles and their importance in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications
  • Abstract
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Significance of polymers for the green synthesis of metal nanoparticles
  • 4.3 Polymers used in green synthesis of metal nanoparticles
  • 4.4 Polymeric networks in green synthesis of metal nanoparticles
  • 4.5 The importance of the sterilization process
  • 4.6 Wound dressing
  • 4.7 Anticancer applications
  • 4.8 Conclusions and future perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 5. Biopolymer-based biodegradable biomaterials for in vivo and in vitro biomedical applications
  • Abstract
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 Uses and preparation of biopolymer-based biomaterials for tissue-engineering applications
  • 5.3 Importance of sterilization for biodegradable polymers
  • 5.4 Future scope for biodegradable biomaterials
  • 5.5 Future use of biodegradable biomaterials
  • 5.6 Conclusion
  • References
  • 6. A glimpse of biomedical application potential of biodegradable polymers for anticancer drug delivery
  • Abstract
  • 6.1 Introduction
  • 6.2 Classification of biodegradable polymers
  • 6.3 Stimulus-based release from a biodegradable polymer
  • 6.4 Characterization of polymeric nanocarrier systems
  • 6.5 Targeted drug delivery
  • 6.6 Applications
  • 6.7 Theranostic applications
  • 6.8 Patents on biodegradable polymeric drug delivery systems
  • 6.9 Conclusion and future perspectives
  • Acknowledgment
  • Conflict of interest
  • References
  • 7. The importance of polymers in the preparation of biomaterials for removal of metal and control of bacterial infections for healthcare applications
  • Abstract
  • 7.1 Introduction
  • 7.2 Polysaccharides for metal ion removal from water
  • 7.3 Polysaccharides for healthcare applications
  • 7.4 Polysaccharide-metal composites: biocompatible materials with biocide activity and their applications in the medical field
  • 7.5 Future use and perspective
  • 7.6 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 8. Functionalization of biopolymer keratin-based biomaterials and their absorption properties for healthcare application
  • Abstract
  • 8.1 Introduction
  • 8.2 History and classification
  • 8.3 Types of bonding in keratin
  • 8.4 Functionalization of keratin
  • 8.5 Absorption properties of keratin
  • 8.6 Healthcare applications of keratin biomaterials
  • 8.7 Future prospects of keratin biopolymer
  • 8.8 Conclusions
  • References
  • 9. Controlling the toxicity of antibiotics and metal nanoparticles by using polymers for the treatment of bacterial infection for medical applications
  • Abstract
  • 9.1 Introduction
  • 9.2 Advantages and disadvantages of antimicrobial polymers
  • 9.3 Physicochemical properties
  • 9.4 Targeted polymer-antibiotic conjugates
  • 9.5 Treatment for drug-resistant bacteria
  • 9.6 Sterilization process
  • 9.7 Future use of polymers in healthcare
  • 9.8 Conclusion
  • References
  • 10. The efficacy of injectable biomaterials for wound care, orthopedic application, and tissue engineering
  • Abstract
  • 10.1 Introduction
  • 10.2 Synthesis methods of injectable hydrogels and properties
  • 10.3 Chemical crosslinking methods
  • 10.4 Physical crosslinking methods
  • 10.5 Biomaterials used for the development of injectable hydrogels and their advantages
  • 10.6 Injectable hydrogels for wound care and skin regeneration
  • 10.7 Injectable hydrogels for the treatment of arthritis
  • 10.8 Injectable hydrogels for bone regeneration
  • 10.9 Injectable hydrogels for cartilage regeneration
  • 10.10 Injectable hydrogels for tendon repair
  • 10.11 Injectable hydrogels for vascular regeneration
  • 10.12 Sterilization process for injectable biomaterials
  • 10.13 Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • 11. Temperature-sensitive polymers for biomaterials for drug delivery, gene delivery, and tissue engineering
  • Abstract
  • 11.1 Introduction
  • 11.2 Application and properties of thermosensitive polymers in drug delivery
  • 11.3 Application and properties of thermosensitive polymers in gene delivery
  • 11.4 Application and properties of thermosensitive polymers in tissue engineering
  • 11.5 Conclusion and future prospectives
  • References
  • 12. Development of medical polymers for applications in neurological disorders
  • Abstract
  • 12.1 Introduction
  • 12.2 Chitosan
  • 12.3 Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)
  • 12.4 Alginate
  • 12.5 Alzheimer’s disease
  • 12.6 Parkinson’s disease
  • 12.7 Conclusions and future prospects
  • References
  • 13. Polymeric materials for autoimmune diseases
  • Abstract
  • 13.1 Introduction
  • 13.2 Synthetic and natural polymers for autoimmune diseases
  • 13.3 Conclusion and future prospects
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 450
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: May 7, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323852333
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323852340

About the Editor

Kokkarachedu Varaprasad

Dr. Varaprasad is an Investigator at the Center for Advanced Polymer Research, Concepcion, Chile. He holds a PhD in Hydrogels for Antibacterial Materials in Polymer Science & Tech. He was the recipient of 3 International Postdoctoral Fellowships in Creighton University USA, Tshwane University of Technology SA and Universidad de Concepcion, Chile. During this period, he developed modern antibiotics and biomaterials. He has published over 98 articles, includin, 2 patents, 20 book chapters, and more than 2480 citations. He is the recipient of 7 research grants (2 projects ranked as 1 and 4th). Member in several Societies. He guided for several students in biomaterials filed. His primary objective is to translate primary nanotechnology research results into improved patient care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Investigator, Center for Advanced Polymer Research, Concepcion, Chile

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