Polymeric Biomaterials in Nanomedicine

Brittany L. Banik, Justin L. Brown

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Abstract

Polymeric nanomaterial-based therapeutics play a key role in the field of medicine in treatment areas such as drug delivery, tissue engineering, cancer, diabetes, and neurodegenerative diseases. Advantages in the use of polymers over other materials for nanomedicine include increased functionality, design flexibility, improved processability, and, in some cases, biocompatibility. However, with the excitement surrounding the use of nanomaterials for therapeutic and diagnostic biological applications, there are also health and safety concerns. This chapter introduces nanomedicine and the use of both natural and synthetic polymeric biomaterials, focuses on specific current polymeric nanomedicine applications and research, and concludes with the challenges of nanomedicine research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNatural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages387-395
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9780123969835
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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    Banik, B. L., & Brown, J. L. (2014). Polymeric Biomaterials in Nanomedicine. In Natural and Synthetic Biomedical Polymers (pp. 387-395). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-396983-5.00024-7