Intelligent Polymers for Nanomedicine and Biotechnologies

1st Edition

Magdalena Aflori

CRC Press
Published August 30, 2017
Reference - 244 Pages - 5 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138746459 - CAT# K32488

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  • Describes noble metal bionanoconjugates, polymer nanofibers containing metal oxide nanoparticles, polyurethane-ZnO nanomaterials, and novel phosphorus-based materials and gold nanoparticles incorporated in electrospun polymeric matrices
  • Deals with the synthesis, characterization, and biomedical applications of micro- and nanoparticles based on polysaccharides in drug-delivery systems
  • Provides an overview of the composites used in orthopedic or dental applications
  • Presents investigations on natural and synthetic intelligent polymer systems that respond to different stimuli
  • Touches upon polymeric materials based on amidic and imidic building blocks
  • Illustrates the contribution of natural materials and natural materials-based protein delivery systems to regenerative medicine research
  • Covers transport processes in biomedical systems


Almost all synthetic materials over time induce some level of inflammation and fibrosis. Therefore, even though the successes of biomaterials science in producing acceptable solutions to the problem of biocompatibility have been remarkable, there remains enormous opportunity for improvement. The goal is the development of intelligent materials that replicate and mimic the ability of tissues and biological materials to adapt and renew. This book describes the synthesis and the analysis of new smart polymeric materials and their practical implications in nanomedicine and biotechnology. It offers a comprehensive overview, gathering recent and innovative research on multiple aspects within the field of smart polymeric materials that offer new perspectives in developing current advanced biotechnologies. The text contains both experimental and theoretical issues that reflect the impact of the materials characteristics in target applications. It deals with recent advances in the design of new polymeric materials for advanced applications but also on the study of their structure-properties relationship in order to move from completely inert, static structures to flexible ones capable to respond to environmental changes.


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