Biorelated Polymers and Gels

Biorelated Polymers and Gels : Controlled Releases and Applications in Biomedical Engineering

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This book is intended to bring basic researchers, biomedical engineers, and industrial scientists up-to-date with new developments in polymers and gels. It describes the physics and chemistry underlying polymer gel phase transitions, polymer structural changes used to control biointerfactual behavior, and intelligent polymer materials which are stimuli-responsive. Biorelated Polymers and Gels provides a resource-rich discussion of the applications and potentialfor these technologies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 257 pages
  • 157.7 x 233.7 x 24.6mm | 706.66g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations
  • 0125250908
  • 9780125250900

Review quote

"Readers will enjoy learning about the new science and technology of polymers and hydrogels as intelligent materials. --POLYMER INTERNATIONAL, VOLUME 49 A truly outstanding book in the field, this book is recommended to anybody working on pharmaceutical formulations or on the development of new drug delivery systems. The printing and aesthetic appearance are exceptional...Bravo! --JOURNAL OF CONTROLLED RELEASE, 2001
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Table of contents

T. Okano, Preface. A. Kikuchi and T. Okano, Temperature-Responsive Polymers as On-Off Switches for Intelligent Biointerfaces. Y. Kaneko, K. Sakai, and T. Okano, Temperature-Responsive Hydrogels as IntelligentMaterials. R. Yoshida, T. Yamaguchi, and H. Ichijo, Self-Oscillation of Polymer Gels Coupled with Non-Linear Chemical Reaction. Y.H. Bae and I.C. Kwon, Stimuli Sensitive Polymers for Modulated Drug Release. X. Yang and J.R. Robinson, Bioadhesion in Mucosal Drug Delivery. M. Yokoyama, Novel Passive Targetable Drug Delivery with Polymeric Micelles. A.S. Hoffman, A Commentary on the Advantages and Limitations of Synthetic Polymer-Biomolecule Conjugates. References. Subject Index.
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About Teruo Okano

Teruo Okano is Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Tokyo Women's Medical University. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Center for Controlled Chemical Delivery at the University of Utah. In 1997, Dr. Okano became a Fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE). He received his Ph.D. in polymer chemistry from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Waseda University in 1979. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers and has contributed chapters to more than 80 books. Dr. Okano has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Award of the Japanese Society for Biomaterials, and the Clemson Award for Basic Research, Society for Biomaterials, both in 1997.
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