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Biodegradable Thermogels Editors: Xian Jun Loh, David James Young

About this book

Biodegradable thermogels are a promising class of stimuli-responsive polymers. This book summarizes recent developments in thermogel research with a focus on synthesis and self-assembly mechanisms, gel biodegradability, and applications for drug delivery, cell encapsulation and tissue engineering. A closing chapter on commercialisation shows the challenges faced bringing this new material to market.

Edited by leading authorities on the subject, this book offers a comprehensive overview for academics and professionals across polymer science, materials science and biomedical and chemical engineering.

Book content

  • Thermogelling polymers and its history
  • Thermogelling PLGA based copolymers
  • Polyester-based Biodegradable Thermogelling Systems as Emerging Materials for Therapeutic Applications
  • Biodegradable thermogelling polymers for drug delivery
  • Injectable Thermogelling Polymers for Bone and Cartilage Tissue Engineering
  • Thermogels for Stem Cell Culture
  • Degradation Behaviour of Biodegradable Thermogels
  • From bench to bedside – OncogelTM, an in-situ hydrogel for in vivo applications
  • Hydrogel-based 3D scaffolds for stem cell culturing and differentiation
  • Beyond thermogels – Other forms of noncovalently formed polymeric hydrogels

The print version of this book is planned for release on 01 October 2018. Information about this book is subject to change without notice.

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This book contains 183 pages.

Publication details

Copyright year: 2019
Print ISBN: 978-1-78262-940-5
ePub eISBN: 978-1-78801-539-4