Protein-Based Biopolymers

Protein-Based Biopolymers

From Source to Biomedical Applications

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Susheel Kalia, Swati Sharma
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905459

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Protein-Based Biopolymers: From Source to Biomedical Applications provides an overview on the development and application of protein biopolymers in biomedicine. Protein polymers have garnered increasing focus in the development of biomedical materials, devices and therapeutics due to their intrinsic bioactivity, biocompatibility and biodegradability. This book comprehensively reviews the latest advances on the synthesis, characterization, properties and applications of protein-based biopolymers. Each chapter is dedicated to a single protein class, covering a broad range of proteins including silk, collagen, keratin, fibrin, and more. In addition, the book explores the biomedical potential of these polymers, from tissue engineering, to drug delivery and wound healing. This book offers a valuable resource for academics and researchers in the fields of materials science, biomedical engineering and R&D groups working in pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

Key Features

  • Covers a range of protein-based biopolymers, including elastin, collagen, keratin, soy and more
  • Guides the reader through the fabrication, characterization and properties of protein biopolymers
  • Explores the biomedical potential of protein biopolymers, covering applications such as cancer therapy, tissue engineering and drug delivery


Academics and researchers in materials science, biomedical engineering and engineering. R&D scientists working in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. An introduction to protein-based biopolymers
    2. Fabrication, properties and applications of gluten-protein
    3. Keratin for potential biomedical applications
    4. Collagen: An overview of properties and biomedical application
    5. Fabrication, properties, and biomedical applications of soy-protein materials
    6. Milk protein as novel drug delivery carriers
    7. Silk-based biomaterials for biomedical applications
    8. Proteins-based nanoparticles as drug delivery nanocarriers
    9. Peptide and Protein-based hydrogels for the encapsulation of bioactive compounds and tissue engineering applications
    10. Silver nanoparticles and protein polymer-based nanomedicines
    11. Antimicrobial potential of protein-based bioplastics
    12. Reinforced protein polymers in biomedical engineering
    13. Enzymatic proteins for biomedical applications
    14. Protein biopolymers in bioinspired material, cancer treatment and skin regeneration

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323905459

About the Editors

Susheel Kalia

Susheel Kalia
Susheel Kalia is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Chemistry, at the Army Cadet College Wing of the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, India. He was a Postdoc Researcher in 2013 and a Visiting Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy in 2020. Kalia has published over 85 research articles in international journals, as well as co-editing 20 books, authored 11 book chapters, and received more than 8,000 citations over his academic career. His research interests include polymeric bio- and nanocomposites, surface modification, conducting polymers, nanofibers, nanoparticles, nano ferrites, hybrid materials, and hydrogels. Dr. Kalia is Series Editor of a book series on polymer and composite materials, and an editorial board member of the International Journal of Plastics Technology. In addition, he is a member of several professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, the Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, and the International Association of Advanced Materials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry, Army Cadet College Wing of Indian Military Academy Dehradun, India

Swati Sharma

Swati Sharma
Dr. Swati Sharma is working as Assistant professor at University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University Mohali, India. She has completed her PhD. from University Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia. She also worked as a visiting researcher in the college of life and environmental sciences at Konkuk University, Seoul South Korea. Dr. Sharma has completed her masters (M.Sc.) from Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni Solan H.P. India. She has also worked as a program co-coordinator at the Himalayan action research center Dehradun and Senior research fellow at India agricultural research institute in 2013-2014. Dr. Sharma has published her research papers in reputed international journals. Presently, Dr. Sharma's research is in the field of bioplastics, hydrogels, keratin nano-fibers and nano-particles, biodegradable polymers and polymers with antioxidant and anticancer activities and sponges. Dr. Swati has published 25 research papers in various internationally reputed journals, 9 books, and a couple of book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, University Institute of Biotechnology, Chandigarh University, Mohali, Punjab, India.

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