Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications
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Biosynthetic Polymers for Medical Applications provides the latest information on biopolymers, the polymers that have been produced from living organisms and are biodegradable in nature. These advanced materials are becoming increasingly important for medical applications due to their favorable properties, such as degradability and biocompatibility. This important book provides readers with a thorough review of the fundamentals of biosynthetic polymers and their applications. Part One covers the fundamentals of biosynthetic polymers for medical applications, while Part Two explores biosynthetic polymer coatings and surface modification. Subsequent sections discuss biosynthetic polymers for tissue engineering applications and how to conduct polymers for medical applications.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 358 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 500g
  • ELSEVIER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Woodhead Publishing Ltd
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 178242105X
  • 9781782421054

Table of contents

1. Introduction to biomedical polymers and biocompatibility 2. Non-degradable polymers for Biomedical applications 3. Biodegradable/Bioerodible polymers for medical applications 4. Bio-inspired antimicrobial polymers 5. Plasma modifications for direct cell growth and response 6. Stent coatings for blood compatibility 7. Degradable hydrogel systems 8. Hydrogels and angiogenesis 9. Engineering biosynthetic encapsulation systems 10. Conducting Biosynthetic Polymers as Biomaterials 11. Conducting polymers for neural interface applications 12. Degradable Conjugated conducting Polymers and Nerve Guidanceshow more

About Laura Poole-Warren

Professor Poole-Warren was awarded a PhD degree from the University of New South Wales in 1990 and held various appointments at UNSW after joining the academic staff in 1995. These include Associate Dean Research Training and Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Engineering (2005-2009) and Professor in the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering (2009). She was appointed Dean of Graduate Research in 2010 and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Training) in 2012. Professor Poole-Warren continues to lead a research group in biomedical engineering focusing on design and understanding of biosynthetic polymers for medical applications. Dr Penny Martens is a Senior Lecturer with the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Her research focuses on the use of biosynthetic hydrogels for a variety of biomedical applications, including diabetes treatment, neural electrodes and cartilage repair. Dr Rylie Green is a Research Fellow with the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering. Dr Green's research has been focused on developing bioactive conducting polymers for application to medical electrodes, with a specific focus on vision prostheses. More recently Dr Green has been exploring hybrids of conducting polymers and hydrogels to reduce strain mismatch with neural tissue and improve long-term cell interactions at the neural interface through drug delivery.show more