Polymeric Nanosystems

Polymeric Nanosystems

Theranostic Nanosystems, Volume 1

1st Edition - August 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Md Saquib Hasnain, Amit Nayak, Tejraj Aminabhavi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856560

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Polymeric Nanosystems: Theranostic Nanosystems, Volume One examines the applications of nanotherapeutic systems and nanodiagnostics in relation to polymeric nanosystems. In the last decade, numerous biopolymers have been utilized to prepare polymeric nanosystems for therapeutic applications. These biopolymers include polylactic acid, polylactide-co-glycolide, polycaprolactone, acrylic polymers, cellulose and cellulose derivatives, alginates, chitosan, gellan gum, gelatin, albumin, chontroitin sulfate, hyaluronic acid, guar gum, gum Arabic, gum tragacanth, xanthan gum, and starches. Besides these biopolymers, grafted polymers are also being used as advanced polymeric materials to prepare many theranostic nanocarriers and nanoformulations. This book explores the array of polymeric nanosystems to understand therapeutic potentials. It will be useful to pharmaceutical scientists, including industrial pharmacists and analytical scientists, health care professionals, and regulatory scientists actively involved in the pharmaceutical product and process development of tailor-made polysaccharides in drug delivery applications.

Key Features

  • Contains in-depth discussions of the polymeric nanosystems including high-quality graphics, flowcharts, and graphs for enhanced understanding
  • Reviews the literature on polymeric nanosystems while also suggesting new avenues
  • Includes contributions in all areas of polymeric nanosystems, providing a thorough and interdisciplinary work


Pharmaceutical scientists including industrial pharmacists & analytical scientists, health care professionals and regulatory scientists actively involved in pharmaceutical product and process development of tailored-made polysaccharides in drug delivery applications. Advanced students in Pharmacy (M. Pharm, Ph.D, Pharm D, RPh), Basic Sciences (B. Sc, M. Sc, M.Phil, Ph.D), Biotechnology and Biomedical Engineering sciences (M. Sc, M.Tech, Ph.D)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Polymer-based nanotheranostics: Current status and challenges
    2. Polylactic acid and poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-based nanocarrier systems for theranostic applications
    3. Polycaprolactone-based nanoparticles for advanced therapeutic applications
    4. Acrylate-based polymeric nanotheranostics
    5. Cellulose and cellulose derivatives-based nanosystems as therapeutic platform
    6. Alginate based nanosysyems for therapeutic use
    7. Chitin and chitosan-based nanomaterials for therapeutic applications
    8. Gellan gum-based nanosystems for therapeutic applications
    9. Chondroitin sulfate derived theranostic nanosystems
    10. Hyaluronic acid-based nanosystems for theranostic delivery and imaging
    11. Pullulan-based nanocarriers for therapeutic applications
    12. Xanthan gum-based nanocarriers for therapeutic delivery
    13. Gum tragacanth-based nanosystems for therapeutic applications
    14. Pectin-based nanoformulations for therapeutic applications
    15. Guar gum-based nanocarriers for drug delivery and targeting
    16. Carrageenan-based nanosystems for therapeutic applications
    17. Starch-based nanosystems for theranostic applications
    18. Gelatin-based nanosystems for therapeutic applications
    19. Albumin-based nanocarriers for therapeutic applications
    20. Silk protein-based nanoparticles for therapeutic applications
    21. Zein-based nanoparticles for drug delivery and targeting
    22. Casein-based nanosystems for therapeutic applications
    23. Polymeric nanosystems for cancer theranostics
    24. Polymeric nanosystems for cardiovascular therapeutics
    25. Polymeric nanosystems for neurological therapeutics
    26. Polymeric nanosystems for antidiabetic therapeutics
    27. Molecular imprinting and surface grafting of glycoprotein fragments in polymeric nanosystems: From cancer diagnosis to virus targeting

Product details

  • No. of pages: 730
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2023
  • Published: August 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323856560

About the Editors

Md Saquib Hasnain

Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. Till date he has authored over 70 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 book chapters and 16 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. Overall, he has earned a highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (h-index: 32). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also a member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Jharkhand, India

Amit Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Tejraj Aminabhavi

Dr. Tejraj M. Aminabhavi is a Research Director and Professor Emeritus of the College of Pharmacy in Karnataka, India. He was also a scientific advisor to Reliance Life Sciences in Mumbai. Dr. Aminabhavi has contributed to over 850 refereed journal publications (receiving over 38,000 citations, and earning him an H-factor of 93), 10 book chapters, three US patents, 60 review articles, 300 presentations, and a text book. Furthermore, he is the co-editor of Chemical Engineering Journal (Elsevier, IF=10.6) and serves on the advisory board of various journals.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, School of Advanced Sciences, KLE Technological University, Hubballi, Karnataka, India

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