Tailor-Made Polysaccharides in Biomedical Applications provides extensive details on all the vital precepts, basics, and fundamental aspects of tailored polysaccharides in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. This information provides readers with the foundation for understanding and developing high-quality products. The utilization of natural polymeric excipients in numerous healthcare applications demands the replacement of the synthetic polymers with natural polymers. Natural polymers are superior in terms of biocompatibility, biodegradability, economic extraction, and ready availability. Natural polymers are especially useful in that they are a renewable source of raw materials, as long as they are grown sustainably. Among these natural polymers, polysaccharides are considered as excellent excipients because they are nontoxic, stable, and biodegradable. Several research innovations have been carried out using polysaccharides in drug delivery applications. This book offers a comprehensive resource to understand the potential of these materials in forming new drug delivery methods. It will be useful to biomedical researchers, chemical engineers, regulatory scientists, and students who are actively involved in developing pharmaceutical products for biomedical applications by using tailor-made polysaccharides.
Provides methodology for the design, development, and selection of tailor-made polysaccharides in biomedical applications, including for particular therapeutic applications
Includes illustrations demonstrating the mechanism of biological interaction of tailor-made polysaccharides
Discusses the regulatory aspects and demonstrates the clinical efficacy of tailor-made polysaccharides
1. Biomedical applications of polysaccharides 2. Etherified polysaccharides in biomedical applications 3. Chemically cross-linked polysaccharides for biomedical applications 4. Graft modified polysaccharides in biomedical applications 5. Tailor-made polysaccharide-based hydrogels for biomedical applications 6. Polysaccharide-based interpenetrating polymeric network systems for biomedical uses 7. Polysaccharide-based polyelectrolyte complex systems for biomedical uses 8. Polymer conjugates in biomedical applications 9. Chemically modified polysaccharides in tissue engineering 10. Modified polysaccharides in wound healing
11. Applications of tailored polysaccharides in orthopedics 12. Uses of tailored polysaccharides in dentistry 13. Pharmaceutical application of cellulose derivatives