Alginates: Versatile Polymers in Biomedical Applications and Therapeutics

1st Edition

Md Saquib Hasnain, Amit Kumar Nayak

Apple Academic Press
February 15, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 745 Pages - 8 Color & 125 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771887823 - CAT# K406761

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This new volume, Alginates: Versatile Polymers in Biomedical Applications and Therapeutics, explores the latest research on the use of alginate as a biopolymer in various biomedical applications and therapeutics. The biomedical and therapeutic uses of alginates and modified alginates discussed in this book include tissue regeneration, encapsulation and delivery of drugs, nucleic acid materials, proteins and peptides, genes, herbal therapeutic agents, nutraceuticals, and more. This book also describes the synthesis and characterizations of various alginate and modified alginate systems, such as hydrogels, gels, composites, nanoparticles, scaffolds, etc., used for the biomedical applications and therapeutics.

Alginate, a biopolymer of natural origin, is of immense interest for its variety of applications in pharmaceuticals, as medical diagnostic aids, and in materials science. It is the one of the most abundant natural biopolymers and is considered an excellent excipient because of its non-toxic, stable, and biodegradable properties. Several research innovations have been made on applications of alginate in drug delivery and biomedicines.

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