Woodhead Pub. and Maney Pub., 2007 - Medical - 224 pages
Given the rapid development and use of biomaterials, it is becoming increasingly important to understand the structure, processing and properties of biomedical polymers and their medical applications. With its distinguished editor and team of international contributors, Biomedical Polymers reviews the latest research on this important group of biomaterials.
The book discusses natural, synthetic, biodegradable and non bio-degradable polymers and their applications. Chapters review polymeric scaffolds for tissue engineering and drug delivery systems, the use of polymers in cell encapsulation, their role as replacement materials for heart valves and arteries, and their applications in joint replacement. The book also discusses the use of polymers in biosensor applications.
Biomedical polymers is an essential reference for scientists and all those concerned with the development and use of this important group of biomaterials
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Introduction to polymeric drug delivery systems
Hydrogels in cell encapsulation
Biodegradable polymers for drug delivery systems
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