Table of Contents

Preface; Chapter 1; Polymers and Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications; Abstract; Introduction; Polymers and Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2; Conducting Polymers and their Biomedical Applications; Abstract; Introduction; Applications of CPs in Biomedical Arena; Hydrogels; Drug Delivery; Biocompatible Polymers; Biomedical Composites; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3; Renewable Resource based Polyurethanes and their Biomedical Applications; Abstract; Introduction; Vegetable Oil (VO) Based PUs; CO Based PUs; SO Based PUs Antifungal Effects and Future Perspectives of Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Rhizomes: A Natural Source for Developing a NovelClass of Antifungals; Abstract; Introduction; Methods; Collection and Extraction; Phytochemical Examination; GC-MS Analysis; Growth Conditions and Determination of MIC; Proteinase Assay; Phospholipase Assay; MTT Cell Viability Assay; Results and Discussion; Future Perspectives; Acknowledgments; References; About the Editors; Index; Blank Page Enzymatically Degradable PolymersMost Critical Biological Barriers to BNPs in IV Drug Delivery; Basis of Nanoparticle Design for IV Administration; Size; Shape; Targeting (Active and Passive); Surface Charge; Pharmacokinetics and Biodistribution of BNPs; Kinetics and Mechanisms of Drug Release from NPs or BNPs; IV Administered BNPs for Cancer Therapy; Concluding Remarks and Future Prospects; References; Chapter 6; Poly (Lactic-co-Glycolic Acid) Nanoparticles: Current Advances in Tumor and Metastasis Targeted Therapies; Abstract; Introduction; PLGA Main Features Nps Targeting Solid TumorsNPs Targeting Metastasis; Conclusions and Future Perspectives; References; Chapter 7; Polymeric Nanocomposite Hydrogels as Emerging Biomaterials; Abstract; Introduction; Wound Dressings; Bone Replacements Application; Biosensing Applications; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 8; Biopolymer Nanocomposite as Biosensors; Abstract; Introduction; Classification of Biosensors; Chitin and Chitosan Based Biosensors; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9 Polysaccharides Based PUsChitin Based PUs; CS Based PUs; Cellulose Based PUs; Conclusion; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 4; Synthesis and Applications of Biopolymeric Nanoparticles; Abstract; Introduction; Preparation of Chitosan NP; Ionic Gelation Method; Reverse Micellar Method; Microemulsion Method; Application in Drug Delivery; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5; Biopolymeric Nanoparticles as Drug Carriers for Intravenous Administration; Abstract; Introduction; Biodegradable Polymers Used as Drug Carriers; Hydrolytically Degradable Polymers; Poly((-Esters)