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

Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

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Editors: Amit Kumar Nayak Md Saquib Hasnain Tejraj Aminabhavi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128213445
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st March 2021
Page Count: 370
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Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications provides extensive details on the vital precepts, basics and fundamental aspects of tailored polysaccharides in pharmaceuticals and biotechnologicals. The utilization of natural polymeric excipients in numerous healthcare applications demands the replacement of synthetic polymers with natural ones due to their biocompatibility, biodegradability, economic extraction and availability. The reality behind the rise in importance of these natural materials is that these sources are renewable if grown in a sustainable means and can tender an incessant supply of raw materials. This book offers a comprehensive resource to understand the potential of the materials in forming new drug delivery methods.

It will be useful to biomedical researchers, chemical engineers, regulatory scientists, and students actively involved in pharmaceutical product and process development of tailored-made polysaccharides in biomedical applications.

Key Features

  • Provides methodologies on the design, development and selection of tailor-made polysaccharides in biomedical applications for particular therapeutic applications
  • Includes illustrations that demonstrate the mechanism of biological interaction of tailor-made polysaccharides
  • Discusses 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

Chapter 1.   Polysaccharides in biomedical applications
Chapter 2.      Etherified polysaccharides in biomedical applications
Chapter 3.      Chemically cross-linked polysaccharides in biomedical applications
Chapter 4.      Graft modified polysaccharides in biomedical applications
Chapter 5.      Tailor-made polysaccharide-based hydrogels for biomedical applications
Chapter 6.      Polysaccharide-based interpenetrating polymeric network systems for biomedical uses
Chapter 7.      Polysaccharide-based polyelectrolyte complex systems for biomedical uses
Chapter 8.      Polymer-conjugates in biomedical applications
Chapter 9.      Chemically modified polysaccharides in tissue engineering
Chapter 10.  Modified polysaccharides in wound dressings
Chapter 11.  Applications of tailored polysaccharides in orthopaedics 
Chapter 12.  Uses of tailored polysaccharides in dentistry
Chapter 13. Pharmaceutical application of cellulose derivatives 


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About the Editors

Amit Kumar Nayak

Amit Kumar Nayak, PhD, is currently working as 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. Till 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 Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Md Saquib Hasnain

Dr. Md Saquib Hasnain has over 6 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation and analyses; especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, polymeric composites, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches. Till date he has authored over 30 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, around 30 book chapters, 1 Indian patent application and 4 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. He is also serving as the associate editorial board member of Recent Patent on Drug Delivery & Formulation journal. Overall, he has earned highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (H-Index: 12). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He is also the 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

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

Tejraj Aminabhavi

Tejraj Aminabhavi is Professor Emeritus and Research Director at Soniya College of Pharmacy in Dharwad, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus and Research Director, Soniya College of Pharmacy, Dharwad, India

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