Polymers in Medicine II

Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications

  • Emo Chiellini
  • Paolo Giusti
  • Claudio Migliaresi
  • Luigi Nicolais

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Part I

    1. Biomedical Polymers: Synthesis and Characterization

      1. Garth W. Hastings
        Pages 1-11
      2. Buddy D. Ratner
        Pages 13-28
      3. Marcel Jozefowicz, Jacqueline Jozefonvicz
        Pages 41-65
      4. Rolando Barbucci, Manuela Benvenuti, Giuliana Casini, Paolo Ferruti, Federica Tempesti
        Pages 67-84
      5. T. H. Barrows, J. D. Johnson, S. J. Gibson, D. M. Grussing
        Pages 85-90
      6. M. C. Tanzi, P. Albonico, C. Barozzi, A. Bolognesi, R. Fumero, G. Tieghi
        Pages 91-99
      7. Yasushi Tamada, Yoshito Ikada
        Pages 101-115
      8. M. Cantarella, L. Cantarella, A. Gallifuoco, L. Pezzullo, F. Alfani
        Pages 117-126
      9. N. Belattar, D. Gulino, J. Jozefonvicz, Y. Sultan
        Pages 127-137
      10. Miroslav Štol, Miroslav Tolar, Milan Adam
        Pages 139-147
      11. T. Uchida, K. Suzuki, S. Hosaka, T. Fujikura
        Pages 149-156
    2. Biomedical Polymers: Applications

      1. Allan S. Hoffman, Buddy D. Ratner, Andy M. Garfinkle, Larry O. Reynolds, Thomas A. Horbett, Steven R. Hanson
        Pages 157-173
      2. Pierre M. Galletti
        Pages 175-185
      3. J. L. Kardos, K. P. Gadkaree, A. P. Bhate
        Pages 187-198
      4. Stuart L. Cooper, Michael D. Lelah, Timothy G. Grasel
        Pages 199-215
      5. D. Annis, A. C. Fisher, T. V. How, L. de Cossart
        Pages 217-221
      6. J. G. F. Bots, L. van der Does, A. Bantjes
        Pages 223-234
      7. Mattheus F. A. Goosen, Geraldine M. O’Shea, Hrire M. Gharapetian, Anthony M. Sun
        Pages 235-246
      8. M. Vert, P. Christel, H. Garreau, M. Audion, M. Chanavaz, F. Chabot
        Pages 263-275
      9. Joseph M. Antonucci
        Pages 277-303
      10. Adam Baszkin, Jacques Emile Proust, Eric Perez, Marie Martine Boissonnade
        Pages 305-311
  3. Part II

    1. Polymer Drugs and Drug Delivery Systems

      1. M. Emmelius, G. Hörpel, H. Ringsdorf, B. Schmidt
        Pages 313-331
      2. Paolo Colombo, Ubaldo Conte, Andrea Gazzaniga, Carla Caramella, Aldo La Manna
        Pages 369-377
      3. Y. Yaacobi, N. Lotan, S. Sideman
        Pages 379-386
      4. Joseph Kost, Kam Leong, Robert Langer
        Pages 387-396
      5. Fabio Carli, Italo Colombo, Mara Lovrecich, Fulvio Rubessa, Clara Torricelli
        Pages 397-407
      6. Marco F. Saettone, Boris Giannaccini, Giacomo Marchesini, Giancarlo Galli, Emo Chiellini
        Pages 409-420
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 429-434

About this book


Polymers and polymer based composites have gained increasingly larger applications in medicine and surgery. Presently, most biomaterials applications rely on industrial substances that were initially developed by industry for non-medical purposes. Moreover, polymers have been often used regardless of their peculiar characteristics which can be viceversa and very attractive for some specific applications. In the past years we have assisted to a significative and faster development of polymer science as well as of medicine and surgery. The assistance of computer aided apparatus, the use of always more advanced instruments, the larger interest of the academic and industrial world, bring continuously new contributions to the research on biomedical and parmaceutical use of polymers. The need of a forum where these specific researchs can be presented and discussed, and the success of the 1st Conference on Polymers in Medicine, held in Porto Cervo in 1982, have encouraged the Editors to plana periodical meeting, focused on polymers and composites, to be held every odd year. This book contains papers selected by an International Scientific Committee among those presented at the 2nd International Conference on Polymers in Medicine, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Applications, held in Capri, Italy, 3-7 June, 1985. In addition to contributed papers, several Authors were invited to present the "state of the art" as well as their personal contibution on specific key arguments. The level of all contributions was high, the participation well qualified, and the meeting interesting and hopefully pleasant.


Heparin Polyurethan biomaterial blood vessel bone cell drug delivery medicine ophthalmology polymer surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Emo Chiellini
    • 1
  • Paolo Giusti
    • 1
  • Claudio Migliaresi
    • 2
  • Luigi Nicolais
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.University of NaplesNaplesItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9012-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1809-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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