Hydrogels from polysaccharides for biomedical applications
2007 (English)In: Materials, Chemicals, and Energy from Forest Biomass / [ed] Dimitris S. Argyropoulos, 2007, 153-167 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Development of products made from renewable sources is considered to be a strategic research area by the international scientific community since it is generally accepted that the fossil fuels will be exhausted in the foreseeable future. Another related strategic area is the development of new bioactive and biocompatible polymers capable of exerting a temporary therapeutic function. Among other substances, polysaccharides have been proposed to be suitable materials as matrixes for the preparation of hydrogels, e.g., for use in key applications such as drug release systems and tissue engineering. Methods reported for preparation of hydrogels using renewable polysaccharides aimed for biomedical use will be reviewed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 153-167 p.
, ACS Symposium Series, ISSN 0097-6156 ; 954
Paper, Pulp and Fiber Technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-5569DOI: 10.1021/bk-2007-0954.ch010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36749034869ISBN: 978-084123981-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-5569DiVA: diva2:9974
QC 201011172006-04-062006-04-062010-11-17Bibliographically approved