Biomedical polymers: Synthetic strategies

Vinod B. Damodaran, Divya Bhatnagar, N. Sanjeeva Murthy

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As discussed in Chap. 1, polymeric biomaterials of both natural and synthetic origin constitute an important class of biomedical materials that are used extensively in various applications ranging from drug delivery to tissue engineering. The use of natural polymers such as cellulose and collagen for various medical applications dates back to centuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages31
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
ISSN (Print)2191-530X
ISSN (Electronic)2191-5318

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Engineering(all)


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