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Tailor-Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128214374

Tailor-Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems

1st Edition

For Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications

Editors: Hriday Bera Buddhadev Layek Jagdish Singh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128214374
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 8th July 2021
Page Count: 690
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

Section 1: Modified biopolymers
2. Thiolated biopolymers in drug delivery and biomedical applications
3. Smart biopolymers for controlled drug delivery applications
4. Alginate-based systems for protein and peptide delivery
5. Chitosan-based polyelectrolyte complexes in biomedical applications
6. Tailor-made cyclodextrin based nanomaterials as drug carriers

Section 2: Biopolymeric conjugates/composites
7. Biopolymer-metal oxide composites in biomedical applications
8. Biopolymer-drug conjugates as biomaterials
9. Functionalized biopolymer-clay-based composites as drug-cargos
10. Mesoprous silica-biopolymer-based systems in drug delivery applications

Section 3: Modified biopolymer-based biomaterials
11. Micellar drug delivery systems-based on amphiphilic block and graft biopolymers
12. Engineering of biopolymer-based nanofibers for medical use
13. Engineered protein and protein-polysaccharide cages for drug delivery and therapeutic applications
14. Biopolymer-lipid based systems in biomedical applications
15. Biopolymeric hydrogels prepared via click chemistry as carriers of therapeutic modalities
16. Biopolymeric nanocrystals in drug delivery applications

Section 4: Biopolymeric systems in biomedical applications
17. Functionalized biopolymers for colon targeted drug delivery
18. Modified biopolymer-based hydrogels for localized drug delivery to brain
19. Modified biopolymers-based chronotherapeutic drug delivery systems
20. Biopolymeric systems for the delivery of nucleic acids (gene, siRNA, miRNA etc.)
21. Stimuli responsive biopolymeric systems for drug delivery to cancer cells
22. Stimuli responsive biopolymeric systems in the development of smart artificial organs and medical devices
23. Biopolymeric systems for diagnostic applications
24. Conclusion


Tailor-Made and Functionalized Biopolymer Systems: For Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications covers the design and application of these functionalized and tailor-made biopolymers and biopolymer systems intended for drug delivery and biomedical applications. Various concepts, design protocols and biomedical applications of tailor-made biopolymer systems are covered, guiding the reader from theoretical knowledge to practical application. Authored by an array of experts from global institutions, this book offers an interdisciplinary approach to how tailor-made biopolymers lead to novel drug delivery and treatment solutions. This will be a useful reference to a broad audience, including biomedical engineers, materials scientists, pharmacologists and chemists.

Key Features

  • Provides a concise overview of tailor-made and functionalized biopolymer systems for biomedical applications
  • Covers a range of modified biopolymers, biopolymeric composites and biopolymer-based systems in drug delivery, development of artificial organs, diagnostic applications, and more
  • Describes characterization, synthesis and functionalization of biopolymers and biopolymers systems


Postgraduate research students from various disciplines such as materials science, biomedical science and engineering, pharmacy, molecular medicine, and chemistry. This book would also serve as a resource of information for faculty, instructors and research supervisors working in academia and industrial researchers from biomedical and pharmaceutical industries


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About the Editors

Hriday Bera

Dr. Hriday Bera completed his Masters study at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India and Ph.D at National University of Singapore, Singapore. He is presently working as Post-doctoral Fellow at Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, China and Nano Medical Engineering Laboratory, RIKEN, Wako, Japan. The major focus of his current research is the conceptual design, fabrication and evaluation of chemically modified naturally-occurring polymer based systems intended for drug delivery and other biomedical applications. As a part of his research career, he published 36 peer-reviewed articles (including 23 first-author articles) in various international journals of repute with a total SCI citation of 546, h-index of 15 and i10-index of 20. Moreover, he penned 20 book chapters for various international publishers. Furthermore, as a principal investigator, he has received highly competitive research grants from AICTE, Govt. of India; Ministry of Higher Education, Govt. of Malaysia; National Natural Science Foundation, China and Tekada Science Foundation, Japan.

Affiliations and Expertise

Post-doctoral Fellow/International Young Scientist, Shenyang Pharmaceutical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China

Buddhadev Layek

Dr. Buddhadev Layek received his Master of Pharmacy degree from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from North Dakota State University in Fargo, USA. He is currently working as Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University, USA. His primary research interests include tumor-targeted drug delivery, modulating the tumor microenvironment to improve outcomes of cancer therapy, and designing multifunctional, polymeric nanomaterials for drug andgene delivery. Layek has published 22 peer-reviewed articles in high impact journals and 6 book chapters for various international publishers. He has also served as a guest editor for special issues on “Cell-Penetrating Peptides” and “Surface-Functionalized Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers” in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University, USA.

Jagdish Singh

Dr. Singh is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at NDSU School of Pharmacy, and a Fellow of American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and Fellow, Association of Biotechnology and Pharmacy. Dr. Singh’s research efforts focus on the mechanistic studies for developing and testing novel delivery technologies to deliver biotechnologically derived molecules (e.g., peptide, protein, and gene), using smart polymers, nanomicelles and nanoparticles for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, other brain disorders, and diabetes. National Institutes of Health, US Department of Defense, PhRMA Foundation, and AFPE have funded Dr. Singh’s research. Dr. Singh has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers and 350 abstracts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Chair, North Dakota State University, Fargo, USA