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Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128213445, 9780128213568

Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

Editors: Amit Kumar Nayak Md Saquib Hasnain Tejraj M. Aminabhavi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128213445
eBook ISBN: 9780128213568
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th February 2021
Page Count: 358
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 Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications provides extensive details on all the vital precepts, basics, and fundamental aspects of tailored polysaccharides in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. This information provides readers with the foundation for understanding and developing high-quality products. The utilization of natural polymeric excipients in numerous healthcare applications demands the replacement of the synthetic polymers with natural polymers. Natural polymers are superior in terms of biocompatibility, biodegradability, economic extraction, and ready availability. Natural polymers are especially useful in that they are a renewable source of raw materials, as long as they are grown sustainably. Among these natural polymers, polysaccharides are considered as excellent excipients because they are nontoxic, stable, and biodegradable. Several research innovations have been carried out using polysaccharides in drug delivery applications. This book offers a comprehensive resource to understand the potential of these materials in forming new drug delivery methods. It will be useful to biomedical researchers, chemical engineers, regulatory scientists, and students who are actively involved in developing pharmaceutical products for biomedical applications by using tailor-made polysaccharides.

Key Features

  • Provides methodology for the design, development, and selection of tailor-made polysaccharides in biomedical applications, including for particular therapeutic applications

  • Includes illustrations demonstrating the mechanism of biological interaction of tailor-made polysaccharides

  • Discusses the regulatory aspects and demonstrates the clinical efficacy of tailor-made polysaccharides


Postgraduate students, postdoctoral research fellows, pharmaceutical scientists including industrial pharmacists & analytical scientists, chemical engineers and regulatory scientists actively involved in drug delivery and process development of polymers for drug delivery

Table of Contents

1. Biomedical applications of polysaccharides
2. Etherified polysaccharides in biomedical applications
3. Chemically cross-linked polysaccharides for biomedical applications
4. Graft modified polysaccharides in biomedical applications
5. Tailor-made polysaccharide-based hydrogels for biomedical applications
6. Polysaccharide-based interpenetrating polymeric network systems for biomedical uses
7. Polysaccharide-based polyelectrolyte complex systems for biomedical uses
8. Polymer conjugates in biomedical applications
9. Chemically modified polysaccharides in tissue engineering
10. Modified polysaccharides in wound healing

11. Applications of tailored polysaccharides in orthopedics
12. Uses of tailored polysaccharides in dentistry
13. Pharmaceutical application of cellulose derivatives


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About the Editors

Amit Kumar Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is Associate Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He has earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, Moradabad, U.P., India. He has over 10 years of research experience in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of polymeric composites, hydrogels, novel and nanostructured drug delivery systems. To date, he has authored over 120 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 72 book chapters to his credit. He has been the permanent reviewer of many international journals of high repute. He also has participated and presented his research work at several conferences in India and is a life member of the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

Md Saquib Hasnain

Dr. Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation. He has contributed to over 40 publications in various high-impact peer-reviewed journals, 80 book chapters, and 10 books. He also serves as the associate editorial board member of the Recent Patent on Drug Delivery & Formulation journal.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, Department of Pharmacy, Shri Venkateshwara University, Gajraula, U.P., India

Tejraj M. 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

Research Director and Professor Emeritus, the College of Pharmacy, Karnataka, India.

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