Search results: Found 39

Listing 11 - 20 of 39 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by
Recent Advances in Plasticizers

Author:
ISBN: 9789535103639 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.5772/2228 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry --- Chemical Technology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:49

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Plasticizers are used to increase the process-ability, flexibility, and durability of the material, and of course to reduce the cost in many cases. This edition covers introduction and applications of various types of plasticizers including those based on non-toxic and highly effective pyrrolidones, and a new source of Collagen based bio-plasticizers that can be obtained from discarded materials from a natural source; Jumbo Squid (Dosidicus gigas). It covers the application of plasticizers in plastic, ion-selective electrode/electrochemical sensor, transdermal drug delivery system, pharmaceutical and environmental sectors. This book can be used as an important reference by graduate students, and researchers, scientists, engineers and industrialists in polymer, electrochemical, pharmaceutical and environmental industries.

Scaffolds in Tissue Engineering - Materials, Technologies and Clinical Applications

Author:
ISBN: 9789535136415 9789535136422 Year: Pages: 332 DOI: 10.5772/66016 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:50

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Biomaterials are often designed to act as scaffolds, i.e., 3D porous templates that support and stimulate the growth of healthy tissue and then safely dissolve once they have performed their functions. This book provides a picture of the current state of the art in the field of scaffolds for tissue engineering, highlighting the potential associated to the latest scientific and technological advancements. The former part of the book focuses on the repair of ""hard"" tissues (primarily bone) by means of bioceramic/glass scaffolds, and the latter deals with the applications of polymeric scaffolds for regenerating ""soft"" tissues and structures including the peripheral nerve, heart, gastric mucosa and pancreas. Special emphasis is given to the challenges associated to scaffold manufacturing, biomimetic properties and cell-scaffold interactions.

Recent Research in Polymerization

Author:
ISBN: 9789535137467 9789535137474 9789535140443 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68265 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:50

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

The purpose of this book is to help you concentrate on recent developments in polymerization. The chapters collected in the book are contributions by invited researchers with a long-standing experience in different research areas. I hope that the material presented here is understandable to a broad audience, not only chemists but also scientists from various disciplines. The book contains nine chapters in three sections: (1) ""General Information about Polymerization,"" (2) ""Biomaterial Content Polymer Composites,"" and (3) ""Mechanical Properties of Polymerization."" The book provides detailed and current reviews in these different areas written by experts in their respective fields. This book is expected to be useful for polymer workers and other scientists alike and contribute to the training of current and future researchers, academics, PhD degree students, as well as other scientists.

Biomaterials - Physics and Chemistry - New Edition

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789230642 9781789230659 Year: Pages: 114 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69128 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology --- Biotechnology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This contribution book collects five among reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary area of biomaterial synthesis and application. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can access the novel and ongoing potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. Contributions reflect the fundamental studies, with a particular attention to the physico-chemical mechanical characterization of biomaterials, along with biocompatibility studies and potential clinical use. After an introductory chapter on the question of storage stability for biomaterial-based devices and products and for polymeric nanomedicines, a first review deals with the use and commercial sources of hydroxyapatite in tissue engineering and other biomedical applications. A study follows on optical fiber laser marking on the properties of stainless steel in implant manufacturing. Two other reviews, respectively, focused on the approaches to prevent or treat the effects of calcification that occurs in vivo on biomaterial-based implants and on the encapsulation of pancreatic islet cells for the treatment of type I diabetes will be presented. Finally, an overview on the physical bases and application in biomaterial science of the spray-drying process will close the volume. This setting will allow to achieve a general view of how classical and novel biomaterials can be applied, along with the methodologies necessary to design, develop, and characterize them, without the restrictions necessarily imposed by industrial or profit concerns. Readers will be apprised about the methodologies used to develop biomaterials possessing the physical and biological properties needed for specific medical and clinical applications.

Chitin-Chitosan - Myriad Functionalities in Science and Technology

Author:
ISBN: 9781789234060 9781789234077 Year: Pages: 382 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71146 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Biotechnology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Chitin is the second most abundant biopolymer after cellulose and is a resourceful copious and cheap biomaterial discovered in 1859 owing to significant industrial and technological utility. Raw chitin-chitosan resembles keratin in its biological functions. Chitin chemistry vastly developed via innate unparalleled biological features and exceptional physicochemical characters. Chitosan endures assorted chemical/physical modifications easily at free proactive functionalities, yet intact bulk properties are achieved through processing, viz., film, membrane, composite, hybrid, nanofibre, nanoparticle, hydrogel and scaffolds. Rapidly lessen bioresources signify chitosan as an option due to renewable eco-friendliness and drive embryonic myriad applications in S&T. Controlled surface modification in its flexible framework imparts advanced functionalized applications in science and technology developments. Chitosan-matrix is advantageous over biopolymers due to inherent economic, versatile and unequivocal portfolio from bio-molecule to quantum dots which traced its great journey in modern S&T. Overall, chitosan chemistry boosted R&D in countless domains like agriculture, biochemical, medicine, pharmaceutics, nanotechnology, biotechnology, material/food science, microbiology, biomedicine, bioengineering, biochemistry, bioprocessing and environment.

Hydrogels

Authors: ---
ISBN: 9781789233681 9781789233698 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68817 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry --- Chemical Technology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:51

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This new important book is a collection of research and review articles from different parts of the world discussing the dynamic and vibrant field of hydrogels. The articles are linking new findings and critically reviewing the fundamental concepts and principles that are making the base for innovation. Each chapter discusses the potential of hydrogels in diverse areas. These areas include tissue engineering, implants, controlled drug release, and oil reserve treatment. The book is offering an up-to-date knowledge of hydrogels to experienced as well as new researchers.

Hydrogels - Smart Materials for Biomedical Applications

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9781789858754 9781789858761 Year: Pages: 132 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.78482 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Organic Chemistry --- Chemical Technology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:53

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

Hydrogels, as three-dimensional polymer networks, are able to retain a large amount of water in their swollen state. The biomedical application of hydrogels was initially hampered by the toxicity of cross-linking agents and the limitations of hydrogel formation under physiological conditions. However, emerging knowledge in polymer chemistry and an increased understanding of biological processes have resulted in the design of versatile materials and minimally invasive therapies.The novel but challenging properties of hydrogels are attracting the attention of researchers in the biological, medical, and pharmaceutical fields. In the last few years, new methods have been developed for the preparation of hydrophilic polymers and hydrogels, which may be used in future biomedical and drug delivery applications. Such efforts include the synthesis of self-organized nanostructures based on triblock copolymers with applications in controlled drug delivery. These hydrogels could be used as carriers for drug delivery when combined with the techniques of drug imprinting and subsequent release. Engineered protein hydrogels have many potential advantages. They are excellent biomaterials and biodegradables. Furthermore, they could encapsulate drugs and be used in injectable forms to replace surgery, to repair damaged cartilage, in regenerative medicine, or in tissue engineering. Also, they have potential applications in gene therapy, although this field is relatively new.

Microencapsulation - Processes, Technologies and Industrial Applications

Author:
ISBN: 9781838818692 9781838818708 9781838818715 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73747 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medical technology --- Biotechnology
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 07:51:53

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This book is intended to provide an overview and review of the latest developments in microencapsulation processes and technologies for various fields of applications. The general theme and purpose are to provide the reader with a current and general overview of the existing microencapsulation systems and to emphasize various methods of preparation, characterization, evaluation, and potential applications in various fields such as medicine, food, agricultural, and composites. The book targets readers, including researchers in materials science processing and/or formulation and microencapsulation science, engineers in the area of microcapsule development, and students in colleges and universities.

Advances in Biomaterials Science and Biomedical Applications

Author:
ISBN: 9789535110514 Year: Pages: 570 DOI: 10.5772/56420 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2019-10-03 09:47:09

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This contribution book is a collection of reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the multi- and interdisciplinary arena of biomaterials, ranging from their design to novel uses. From their personal experience, the readers can obtain a stimulating foresight on the potentialities of different synthetic and engineered biomaterials. 21 chapters have been organized to illustrate different aspects of biomaterials science. From advanced means for the characterization and toxicological assessment of new materials, through ""classical"" applications in nanotechnology and tissue engineering, toward novel specific uses of these products, the volume wishes to give readers a view of the wide range of disciplines and methodologies that have been exploited to develop biomaterials with the physical and biological features needed for specific clinical and medical applications.

Biomineralization

Authors: --- ---
ISBN: 9789811310027 Year: Pages: 413 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-1002-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Biology --- Mathematics --- Medicine (General)
Added to DOAB on : 2020-02-04 11:21:26
License:

Loading...
Export citation

Choose an application

Abstract

This open access book is the proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Biomineralization (BIOMIN XIV) held in 2017 at Tsukuba. Over the past 45 years, biomineralization research has unveiled details of the characteristics of the nano-structure of various biominerals; the formation mechanism of this nano-structure, including the initial stage of crystallization; and the function of organic matrices in biominerals, and this knowledge has been applied to dental, medical, pharmaceutical, materials, agricultural and environmental sciences and paleontology. As such, biomineralization is an important interdisciplinary research area, and further advances are expected in both fundamental and applied research.

Listing 11 - 20 of 39 << page
of 4
>>
Sort by
Narrow your search

Publisher

MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (18)

IntechOpen (17)

Frontiers Media SA (2)

Springer Nature (2)


License

CC by-nc-nd (16)

unknown (16)

CC by (7)


Language

english (39)


Year
From To Submit

2020 (3)

2019 (11)

2018 (8)

2017 (1)

2016 (3)

2015 (4)

2013 (1)

2012 (2)

2011 (5)

2010 (1)