Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook

  • Raphael M. Ottenbrite
  • Kinam Park
  • Teruo Okano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Hossein Omidian, Kinam Park
      Pages 1-16
  3. Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Takashi Miyata
      Pages 65-86
    3. Motoi Oishi, Yukio Nagasaki
      Pages 87-105
    4. Haruma Kawaguchi
      Pages 107-119
  4. Hydrogels For Drug Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Luis García, María Rosa Aguilar, Julio San Román
      Pages 147-155
    3. Tomoko Fujiwara, Tetsuji Yamaoka, Yoshiharu Kimura
      Pages 157-177
    4. Keun Sang Oh, Soon Hong Yuk
      Pages 179-200
  5. Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Rong Jin, Pieter J. Dijkstra
      Pages 203-225
    3. V. Guarino, A. Gloria, R. De Santis, L. Ambrosio
      Pages 227-245
    4. Pierre Weiss, Ahmed Fatimi, Jerome Guicheux, Claire Vinatier
      Pages 247-268
    5. Xiaohong Wang, Yongnian Yan, Renji Zhang
      Pages 269-284
    6. Takayuki Murosaki, Jian Ping Gong
      Pages 285-301
    7. Jiri Michalek, Radka Hobzova, Martin Pradny, Miroslava Duskova
      Pages 303-315
  6. Hydrogels With Unique Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 317-317
    2. Ann M. Wilson, Gusphyl Justin, Anthony Guiseppi-Elie
      Pages 319-337
    3. Nobuyuki Morimoto, Kazunari Akiyoshi
      Pages 339-350
    4. Hossein Omidian, Kinam Park
      Pages 351-374
    5. Grigoriy Mun, Ibragim Suleimenov, Kinam Park, Hossein Omidian
      Pages 375-391
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 393-432

About this book


Hydrogels are networks of polymer chains which can produce a colloidal gel containing over 99 per cent water. The superabsorbency and permeability of naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels give this class of materials an amazing array of uses. These uses range from wound dressings and skin grafts to oxygen-permeable contact lenses to biodegradable delivery systems for drugs or pesticides and scaffolds for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Biomedical Applications of Hydrogels Handbook provides a comprehensive description of this diverse class of materials, covering both synthesis and properties and a broad range of research and commercial applications. The Handbook is divided into four sections: Stimuli-Sensitive Hydrogels, Hydrogels for Drug Delivery, Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering, and Hydrogels with  Unique Properties.

Key Features:

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the basic science and applications of a diverse class of materials
  • Includes both naturally occurring and synthetic hydrogels
  • Edited and written by worldwide leaders in the field

Editorial Advisory Board:

Nicholas A. Peppas, Chair (The University of Texas at Austin)


Allan Hoffman (University of Washington)

Emo Chiellini (University of Pisa)


Fu-Zhai Cui (Tsinghua University)


Karel Dusek (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)


Jindrich Kopecek (University of Utah)


Claudio Migliaresi (University of Trento)


Yoshihito Osada (Hokkaido University)


Buddy D. Ratner (University of Washington)

Nathan Ravi (Washington University in St. Louis)


Etienne Schacht (Ghent University)


Tianwei Tan (Bejing University of Chemical Technology)


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Editors and affiliations

  • Raphael M. Ottenbrite
    • 1
  • Kinam Park
    • 2
  • Teruo Okano
    • 3
  1. 1.Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Biomedical EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  3. 3.Tokyo Women's Medical CollegeTokyoJapan

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