Many polymers derived from various marine sources and microorganisms possess some important biological properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, and bioadhesivity that make them attractive as pharmaceutical excipients in various pharmaceutical dosage forms. Moreover, these polymers can be modified physically and/or chemically to improve their biomaterial properties.
In this volume, Natural Polymers for Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers, looks at how these polymers have been explored and exploited for pharmaceutical uses, such as in tablets, microparticles, nanoparticles, ophthalmic preparations, gels, emulsions, suspensions, etc. Some commonly used marine- and microbiologically derived polymers used as pharmaceutical excipients include alginates, agar-agar, gellan gum, carrageenan; chitosan, xanthan gum, and others. The book focuses on important recent advances from experts around the world on marine-derived polysaccharides and pharmaceutical applications of alginates, agar-agar, gellan gum, carrageenan, chitosan derivatives, xanthan gum.
Amit Kumar Nayak, PhD, is currently an Associate Professor at the Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India.
Md Saquib Hasnain, PhD, is a member of several scientific societies, including the Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain; International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland; and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.
Dilipkumar Pal, PhD, MPharm, Chartered Chemist, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Guru Ghasidash Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Koni, Bilaspur, C.G., India.
Volume 2: Marine- and Microbiologically Derived Polymers
1. Marine-Derived Polysaccharides: Pharmaceutical Applications
Dilipkumar Pal et al.
2. Pharmaceutical Applications of Alginates
Amit Kumar Nayak et al.
3. Pharmaceutical Applications of Agar-Agar
Md. Shahruzzaman et al.
4. Pharmaceutical Applications of Gellan Gum
Shakti Nagpal et al.
5. Pharmaceutical Applications of Carrageenan
A Papagiannopoulos and S. Pispas
6. Pharmaceutical Application of Chitosan Derivatives
Fiona Concy Rodrigues, Krizma Singh, and Goutam Thakur
7. Pharmaceutical Applications of Xanthan Gum
Subham Banerjee and Santanu Kaity