Alginates and Their Biomedical Applications

  • Bernd H.A. Rehm
  • M. Fata Moradali

Part of the Springer Series in Biomaterials Science and Engineering book series (SSBSE, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. M. Fata Moradali, Shirin Ghods, Bernd H. A. Rehm
    Pages 1-25
  3. Ainhoa Gonzalez-Pujana, Gorka Orive, Jose Luis Pedraz, Edorta Santos-Vizcaino, Rosa Maria Hernandez
    Pages 67-100
  4. Vincenzo Guarino, Rosaria Altobelli, Francesca della Sala, Assunta Borzacchiello, Luigi Ambrosio
    Pages 101-120
  5. Bapi Sarker, Aldo R. Boccaccini
    Pages 121-155
  6. Zhengfan Xu, Mai T. Lam
    Pages 185-212
  7. Michael Clark
    Pages 213-222
  8. Senthil Arun Kumar, Lindsay Brown
    Pages 223-235
  9. P. D. Rye, A. Tøndervik, H. Sletta, M. Pritchard, A. Kristiansen, A. Dessen et al.
    Pages 237-256
  10. Rosalia Crupi, Salvatore Cuzzocrea
    Pages 257-268

About this book


This book presents a comprehensive review of the latest advances in developing alginate-based biomaterials and derivatives as well as their biomedical and pharmaceutical applications. It covers the physiochemical properties of alginates, production and formulation methods, derivatizations and characterization methods, the fundamental work on optimizing alginate polymers for defined biomedical purposes as well as the scope and effectiveness of their applications in medicine and therapeutic approaches. The book brings together new concepts and advances in harnessing alginate-based biomaterials in combination with applied technological advances to tailor their applications to medical needs. The contributions by leading academics, clinicians and researchers not only cover the fundamentals, but also open new avenues for meeting future challenges in research and clinical applications.


Drug delivery Tissue engineering Nanocomposites Cell therapy Therapeutically active dressings Heart and cardiovascular diseases Bioinspired platforms Metabolic syndrome Anticancer treatments Anti-inflammatory drug

Editors and affiliations

  • Bernd H.A. Rehm
    • 1
  • M. Fata Moradali
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Cell Factories and Biopolymers, Griffith Institute for Drug DiscoveryGriffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Oral Biology, College of DentistryUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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