Biomedical Applications of Polymeric Materials and Composites

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Raju Francis, D. Sakthi Kumar
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 19, 2016 - Medical - 416 pages
With its content taken from only the very latest results, this is an extensive summary of the various polymeric materials used for biomedical applications.
Following an introduction listing various functional polymers, including conductive, biocompatible and conjugated polymers, the book goes on to discuss different synthetic polymers that can be used, for example, as hydrogels, biochemical sensors, functional surfaces, and natural degradable materials. Throughout, the focus is on applications, with worked examples for training purposes as well as case studies included. The whole is rounded off with a look at future trends.

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An Introduction
Biomedical Applications
PlasmaAssisted Fabrication and Processing of Biomaterials
Smart Electroactive Polymers and Composite Materials
Synthetic Polymer Hydrogels
Hydrophilic Polymers
Properties of StimuliResponsive Polymers
Biomedical Applications
Functionally Engineered SolGel Derived Inorganic Gels and Hybrid
Relevance of Natural Degradable Polymers in the Biomedical
Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers for Medical and Clinical

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Raju Francis is associate professor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He obtained his PhD degree in chemistry from NIIST (RRL-T), University of Kerala, India, in 1998 and completed his postdoc at the University of Bordeaux, France, and at the University of Florida, USA. He was an exchange visitor at Toyo University, Japan, and at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Saudi Arabia. His research interests include polymer-synthesis and applications, hybrid materials and environmental chemistry.

D. Sakthi Kumar is professor in the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary New Science and Deputy Director of the Bio Nano Electronics Research Center of Toyo University, Japan. He obtained his PhD in physics from the Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, India, in 1998. After completing his postdoc at the Thin Film Lab at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India, he moved to Toyo University. His research interests include nanodrug delivery, polymers and nanomaterials for biomedical applications, Bio Nano Electronics and Bio/Chemical sensors.

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