Polymeric Gels

Polymeric Gels

Characterization, Properties and Biomedical Applications

1st Edition - June 15, 2018

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  • Editors: Kunal Pal, Indranil Banerjee
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021798
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021804

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Polymeric Gels: Characterization, Properties and Biomedical Applications covers the fundamentals and applications of polymeric gels. Particular emphasis is given to their synthesis, properties and characteristics, with topics such as natural, synthetic, and smart polymeric gels, medical applications, and advancements in conductive and magnetic gels presented. The book covers the basics and applications of hydrogels, providing readers with a comprehensive guide on the types of polymeric gels used in the field of biomedical engineering.

Key Features

  • Provides guidance for decisions on the suitability and appropriateness of a synthetic route and characterization technique for particular polymeric networks
  • Analyzes and compares experimental data
  • Presents in-depth information on the physical properties of polymeric gels using mathematical models
  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to discuss potential new applications for both established polymeric gels and recent advances


Materials scientists, biomedical engineers, and researchers working in the fields of tissue engineering, wound healing, controlled drug delivery, biosensors, implants, diagnostics and contact lenses

Table of Contents

  • Part I General Introduction
    1. Introduction to Polymeric Gels

    Part II (Polymeric Gels: synthesis, properties and characterization)
    2. Natural Polymeric Gels: Polysaccharide- based
    3. Natural Polymeric Gels: Protein- Based
    4. Synthetic Polymeric Gels
    5. Semi IPNs and IPNs Based Hydrogels
    6. Entrapment of essential oils in hydrogels for biomedical applications
    7. Particle - loaded Gels
    8. Smart Polymeric Gels
    9. Oleogels
    10. Emulgels
    11. Bigels
    12. Synthesis and biomedical applications of filled hydrogels"

    Part III (Applications)
    13. Polymeric Gels for Tissue Engineering Applications
    14. Polymeric Gels for Controlled Drug Delivery Applications
    15. Antimicrobial Polymeric Gels
    16. Polymeric Gels for Wound Dressing Applications
    17. Polymeric Gels for Diagnostics Applications
    18. Polymeric Gels for Cell Encapsulation Applications

    Part IV (Recent Advances)
    19. Rapid-Prototyping of the Polymeric Gels
    20. Magnetic Gels
    21. Conducting Polymeric Gels21. Conducting Polymeric Gels
    22. Polymeric gels for Biosensing applications
    23. Polymeric gels for cartilage tissue engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: June 15, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081021798
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081021804

About the Editors

Kunal Pal

Dr. Pal pursued his graduation in Pharmacy from the University of Delhi, New Delhi, India in the year 2002, followed by post-graduation in Biomedical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in the year 2004. Later, he did his Ph.D. in Materials Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, in the year 2006. Subsequently, he joined Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada as a post-doctoral fellow in the year 2007. During his tenure at Ryerson University, he served as Vice-Chair (Elect), HQPA, AFMNet Network of Excellence, Canada. He joined the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India in the year 2009 as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Professor-in-Charge of Medical Electronics and Instrumentation Laboratory in the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. His major research interests revolve around Biomedical Signal Processing and Biomedical Equipment Design. He is also working in the fields of soft materials and controlled drug delivery. He has published more than 100 publications in SCI cited journals of high repute, Book Chapters, Edited Books, and papers in peer-reviewed conferences. He is a very well-cited researcher having more than 2500 citations.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor-in-Charge, Medical Electronics and Instrumentation Laboratory, Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India

Indranil Banerjee

Prof. Indranil Banerjee did his Ph. D. in Biotechnology (Tissue Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India in the year 2011. Presently, is holding the position of an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering at National Institute of Technology- Rourkela. He is the Professor-in-Charge of the Bioprocess Laboratory and Biomicrofludics Laboratory. His group is actively involved in understanding the cell physiology in response to biomaterials developed on a length scale (nano to macro). He was a visiting scientist in Maxplanck Institute of Intelligent System, Germany. Dr. Banerjee has authored 35 SCI cited publications in various journals of repute with a total citation of more than 450. He is also serving as industrial consultant.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioscience and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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