More Details about Handbook of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials and Their Applications 2 Vol. Set

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PublisherAmerican Scientific Publishers (ASP)
BindingHard Back
Publish YearJanuary 2006


Handbook of Biodegradable Polymeric Materials and Their Applications (2-Volume set) provides a comprehensive review of the synthesis, characterization, processing, and applications of biodegradable polymers. This handbook is intended to serve a broad audience of scientists and engineers at multiple levels and covers aspects dealing with the chemistry, biology, and engineering of biodegradable polymers. The content of this handbook focuses on the areas of polymeric biomaterials, biomedical engineering, food science and nutrition, and green engineering. Examples of synthetic biodegradable chemistries discussed in this handbook include polycaprolactones, polyesters, phosphazenes, phosphoesters, and polyanhydrides. In addition, natural biodegradable materials such as starch, chitosan, and chitin are also discussed. The handbook also describes a wide range of applications of these degradable materials including drug delivery, single dose vaccines, protein stabilization, gene therapy, tissue engineering, orthopedics, and food packaging. The handbook has been divided into two thematic volumes. Volume 1. Materials Volume 2. Applications KEY

Key Features:-

  • Most up-to-date reference source of recent advances in biodegradable polymers.
  • Features a wide range of applications of biodegradable polymers in the medical, food, and environme
  • Contains 22 state-of-the-art review chapters written by internationally renowned experts in the fiel
  • About 5,000 bibliographic citations and hundreds of illustrations, figures, tables, chemical struct
  • An excellent reference resource for scientists, researchers, and students.