Polyphosphazenes for Biomedical Applications
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Alexander K. Andrianov
Published Online: 10 NOV 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470193433
Online ISBN: 9780470478882
About this Book
Brings together, analyzes, and contextualizes the latest findings and practical applications
Polyphosphazenes, an emerging class of polymers, include macromolecules, which have been proven to be biocompatible, biodegradable, and bioactive. Their unprecedented structural diversity and unique properties make them suitable as vaccine adjuvants, microencapsulating agents, biodegradable materials, scaffolds for tissue engineering, biocompatible coatings, and carriers for gene delivery.
Polyphosphazenes for Biomedical Applications offers a thorough review of polyphosphazene research findings in the life sciences, chemistry, and chemical engineering. It emphasizes biomedical applications as well as recent advances in polyphosphazene development such as high-throughput discovery and the latest controlled methods of synthesis. The book brings together, analyzes, and contextualizes a wealth of knowledge that previously could only be found scattered throughout the scientific literature.
Following two introductory chapters, the book reviews:
Vaccine delivery and immunomodulation
Drug delivery systems
Well-defined polyphosphazenes: synthetic aspects and novel molecular architectures
All the chapters have been written by leading researchers in the field. Editor Alexander Andrianov, who has led the effort to commercialize polyphosphazenes for biomedical applications, has carefully reviewed and edited all chapters to ensure readability, accuracy, and thoroughness.
Polyphosphazenes for Biomedical Applications is not only intended for researchers working in polyphosphazene chemistry, but also for all researchers seeking solutions to problems arising in the areas of biomaterials, drug delivery systems, and controlled release formulations.