Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook

Editors: Ottenbrite, Raphael M., Park, Kinam, Okano, Teruo (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive handbook since 1987 on the basic science and applications of an important and diverse class of materials   

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About this book

Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains which can produce a colloidal gel containing over 99 per cent water. The superabsorbency and permeability of naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels give this class of materials an amazing array of uses. These uses range from wound dressings and skin grafts to oxygen-permeable contact lenses to biodegradable delivery systems for drugs or pesticides and scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook provides a comprehensive description of this diverse class of materials, covering both synthesis and properties and a broad range of research and commercial applications. The Handbook is divided into four sections: Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels, Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, and Hydrogels with  Unique Properties.

Key Features:

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and applications of a diverse class of materials
  • Includes both naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels
  • Edited and written by worldwide leaders in the field

Editorial Advisory Board:

Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)

 

Allan Hoffman (University of Washington)

Emo Chiellini (University of Pisa)

 

Fu-Zhai Cui (Tsinghua University)

 

Karel Dusek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

 

Jindrich Kopecek (University of Utah)

 

Claudio Migliaresi (University of Trento)

 

Yoshihito Osada (Hokkaido University)

 

Buddy D. Ratner (University of Washington)

Nathan Ravi (Washington University in St. Louis)

 

Etienne Schacht (Ghent University)

 

Tianwei Tan (Bejing University of Chemical Technology)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction to Hydrogels

    Omidian, Hossein (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Stimuli-Responsive Hydrogels and Their Application to Functional Materials

    Yoshida, Ryo (et al.)

    Pages 19-43

  • Feedback Control Systems Using Environmentally and Enzymatically Sensitive Hydrogels

    Sanchez, Irma Y. (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • Biomolecule-Responsive Hydrogels

    Miyata, Takashi

    Pages 65-86

  • Stimuli-Responsive PEGylated Nanogels for Smart Nanomedicine

    Oishi, Motoi (et al.)

    Pages 87-105

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5919-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-5918-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook
Editors
  • Raphael M. Ottenbrite
  • Kinam Park
  • Teruo Okano
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-5919-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-5919-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5918-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 432
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