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Biotechnological Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates

Editors: Kalia, Vipin Chandra (Ed.)

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  • This book offers the most recent scientific developments in the applications of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) 
  • It provides novel concepts for most affordable and economical societal benefits with the use of these bioplastics
  • It introduces the readers to a number of novel and sustainable medical uses of polyhydroxyalkanoates
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This book presents the latest research on the uses of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), introducing readers to these natural, biodegradable polyesters produced by microorganisms, their functions and applications. The individual chapters discuss the various potentials of these bioplastics, which offer an attractive alternative to non-biodegradable plastics. The book also describes the diverse medical and biomedical applications of PHAs, including their use as drug carriers, memory enhancers, and biocontrol agents, and examines their role in creating a more sustainable economy – which is the need of the hour. 

About the authors

Dr Vipin Chandra Kalia Ph.D. is currently a Professor (NRF) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. He is an Ex-Emeritus Scientist and Ex-Acting Director of CSIR- Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, India.  His research has been published in Nature Biotechnology; Trends in Biotechnology; Biotechnology Advances; Annual Reviews in Microbiology; and Bioresource Technology. In addition he is the Editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Microbiology (2013 onwards), and is an editorial board member of various other journals. Dr Kalia has also published 12 books (SpringerNature). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India, and the National Research Foundation, Korea.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • The Dawn of Novel Biotechnological Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates

    Pages 1-11

    Kalia, Vipin Chandra (et al.)

  • Strategy for Biosynthesis of Polyhydroxyalkonates Polymers/Copolymers and Their Application in Drug Delivery

    Pages 13-34

    Bhatia, Shashi Kant (et al.)

  • Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates and Their Metabolites as Drug Carriers

    Pages 35-48

    Kalia, Vipin Chandra (et al.)

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates Applications in Antimicrobial Agents Delivery and Wound Healing

    Pages 49-76

    Giourieva, Veronica S. (et al.)

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates Applications in Drug Carriers

    Pages 77-124

    Papaneophytou, Christos (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-3759-8
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biotechnological Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Editors
  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3759-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3759-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3758-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 420
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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