Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Biodegradable Polymers in Clinical Use and Clinical Development

Editor(s): Abraham J. Domb, Neeraj Kumar, Aviva Ezra

Published Online: 3 MAY 2011 08:25AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470424759

Online ISBN: 9781118015810

DOI: 10.1002/9781118015810

About this Book

This book focuses on biodegradable polymers that are already in clinical use or under clinical development. Synthetic and natural polymers will be included. This excludes polymers that have been investigated and did not reach clinical development.

The purpose of this book is to provide updated status of the polymers that are clinical use and those that are now being developed for clinical use and hopefully will reach the clinic during the next 5 years. The book provides information that of interest to academics and practicing researchers including chemists, biologists and bioengineers and users: physicians, pharmacists.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: General

    1. Chapter 1

      Biodegradable Polymers in Drug Delivery (pages 1–58)

      Jay Prakash Jain, Wubeante Yenet Ayen, Abraham J. Domb and Neeraj Kumar

  2. Part II: Biodegradable Polymers of Natural Origin: Protein-Based Polymers

    1. Chapter 2

      Collagen (pages 59–89)

      Wahid Khan, Deepak Yadav, Abraham J. Domb and Neeraj Kumar

  3. Part III: Biodegradable Polymers of Natural Origin: Polysaccharides

    1. Chapter 4

      Chitosan and Its Derivatives in Clinical Use and Applications (pages 111–135)

      Anuradha Subramanian, Kirthanashri Srinivasan Vasanthan, Uma Maheswari Krishnan and Swaminathan Sethuraman

    2. Chapter 7

      Arabinogalactan in Clinical Use (pages 217–245)

      Rajendra P. Pawar, Babasaheb A. Kushekar, Bhaskar S. Jadhav, Kiran R. Kharat, Ravikumar M. Borade and Abraham J. Domb

  4. Part IV: Biodegradable Polymers of Natural Origin: Polyesters

    1. Chapter 8

      Polyhydroxyalkanoate (pages 247–315)

      Kesaven Bhubalan, Wing-Hin Lee and Kumar Sudesh

  5. Part V: Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers

    1. Chapter 9

      Lactide and Glycolide Polymers (pages 317–365)

      Kevin Letchford, Anders Södergard, David Plackett, Samuel E. Gilchrist and Helen M. Burt

    2. Chapter 10

      Polyanhydrides-Poly(CPP-SA), Fatty-Acid-Based Polyanhydrides (pages 367–400)

      Ravikumar M. Borade, Abraham J. Domb, Archana A. Sawale, Rajendra P. Pawar and Kiran R. Kharat

    3. Chapter 12

      Medicinal Applications of Cyanoacrylate (pages 417–449)

      Rajendra P. Pawar, Ashok E. Jadhav, Sumangala B. Tathe, Bhimrao C. Khade and Abraham J. Domb

  6. Part VI: Inorganic Polymers

  7. Part VII: Biodegradable Polymers for Emerging Clinical Uses

    1. Chapter 17

      Injectable Polymers (pages 631–664)

      Shimon A. Unterman, Norman A. Marcus and Jennifer H. Elisseeff

  8. Part VIII: IPR Aspects of Biodegradable Polymers

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