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.
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
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
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
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