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Pradas, Manuel Monleon

Polymers in Regenerative Medicine: Biomedical Applications from Nano- to Macro-Structures

Pradas, Manuel Monleon - Polymers in Regenerative Medicine: Biomedical Applications from Nano- to Macro-Structures, ebook

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Biomedical applications of Polymers from Scaffolds toNanostructures

The ability of polymers to span wide ranges of mechanicalproperties and morph into desired shapes makes them useful for avariety of applications, including scaffolds, self-assemblingmaterials, and nanomedicines. With an interdisciplinary list ofsubjects and contributors, this book overviews the biomedicalapplications of polymers and focuses on the aspect of regenerativemedicine. Chapters also cover fundamentals, theories, and tools forscientists to apply polymers in the following ways:

  • Matrix protein interactions with synthetic surfaces
  • Methods and materials for cell scaffolds
  • Complex cell-materials microenvironments in bioreactors
  • Polymer therapeutics as nano-sized medicines for tissuerepair 
  • Functionalized mesoporous materials for controlleddelivery 
  • Nucleic acid delivery nanocarriers

Concepts include macro and nano requirements for polymers aswell as future perspectives, trends, and challenges in the field.From self-assembling peptides to self-curing systems, this bookpresents the full therapeutic potential of novel polymeric systemsand topics that are in the leading edge of technology.

Keywords: Biopolymers,

Polymers, Regenerative Medicine, Biomedical, Nanostructures, Scaffolds, Polymeric Systems, Macrostructures, Tissue Engineering, Nanomedicines

Author(s)
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
416 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118356685
Printed ISBN
9780470596388

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