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Polymeric Bionanocomposites as Promising Materials for Controlled Drug Delivery

Publication Type : Journal Article

Thematic Areas : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Publisher : Advances in Polymer Science

Source : Advances in Polymer Science, Volume 244, Number 1, p.1-18 (2011)

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ISBN : 9783642240607

Campus : Kochi

School : Center for Nanosciences

Center : Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine Move, Nanosciences

Department : Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine

Year : 2011

Abstract : Polymeric bionanocomposites (PBNCs) have established themselves as a promising class of hybrid materials derived from natural and synthetic biodegradable polymers and organic/inorganic fillers. A critical factor underlying biomedical nanocomposite properties is the interaction between the chosen matrix and the filler. This chapter discusses current efforts and key research challenges in the development of these composite materials for use in potential drug delivery applications. PBNCs discussed here include layered PBNCs, quantum-dot-loaded PBNCs, clay-dispersed PBNCs, carbon-nanotube-loaded PBNCs, core-shell PBNCs, hydrogel-based PBNCs, and magnetic PBNCs. We conclude that PBNCs are promising materials for drug delivery applications.

Cite this Research Publication : M. Prabaharan and Dr. Jayakumar Rangasamy, “Polymeric Bionanocomposites as Promising Materials for Controlled Drug Delivery”, Advances in Polymer Science, vol. 244, pp. 1-18, 2011.

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