Smart polymers for biomedical applications are presently one focuses in biomedical materials research. Smart polymers are becoming increasingly more prevalent as scientists learn about the chemistry and triggers that induce conformational changes in polymer structures and devise ways to take advantage of, and control them. New polymeric materials are being chemically formulated that sense specific environmental changes in biological systems, and adjust in a predictable manner, making them useful tools for drug delivery, tissue engineering, biosensor design, wound healing and other metabolic control mechanisms. In this relatively new area of biotechnology, many advances are made in the recent years, but no latest books or edited collections have well summarized the recent advances. This book is the only book that has latest research developments on smart-polymeric materials for biomedical applications which include drug delivery, tissue engineering, biosensors, wound healing and many other allied fields.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||405|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)