Antimicrobial Materials—An Overview
Controlled Release of Antimicrobial Small Molecules
Synthetic Cationic Water-soluble Antimicrobial Polymers: An Alternative to Conventional Small-molecule Antibiotics
Focal Drug Delivery for Management of Oral Infections
Antimicrobial Biomaterials in Ophthalmology
Polymer–Drug Conjugates for Treating Local and Systemic Fungal Infections
Methods for Sterilization of Biopolymers for Biomedical Applications
Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers as Antimicrobial Agents
Antimicrobial Activities of Fatty Acids and their Derivatives
Overview of Antimicrobial Resistance and Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Approach to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance
About this book
With the need to combat emerging infectious diseases, research around antimicrobial biomaterials and their applications is booming. This book provides the field with a much-needed fundamental overview of the science, addressing the chemistry of a broad range of biomaterial types, and their applications in the biomedical industry.
Materials covered include polymers, from those with inherent antimicrobial activity to those that release antimicrobial agents, antimicrobial ceramics and inorganic compounds, such as metal based antimicrobial additives, and the developing field of biomimetic materials, are discussed. Surfaces, coatings and adhesives are covered, whilst the applications of these antimicrobial materials in biomedical applications, from catheters to orthopaedics, dentistry to ophthalmology, are explored.
Edited by international leaders and with contributions from the best in the field, this book is the go-to resource for graduates and researchers in biomaterials science, biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, and materials and polymer chemistry.