Polymers in Medicine

Biomedical and Pharmacological Applications

  • Emo Chiellini
  • Paolo Giusti

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Polymeric Drugs and Drug Delivery Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Raphael M. Ottenbrite, Kristine Kuus, Alan M. Kaplan
      Pages 3-22
    3. Hilton B. Levy, Freddie L. Riley
      Pages 33-55
    4. M. S. Verlander, K. A. Jacobson, A. B. Reitz, R. P. Rosenkranz, K. L. Melmon, M. Goodman
      Pages 57-75
    5. Paolo Ferruti, Gian Carlo Scapini, Luisa Rusconi, Maria Cristina Tanzi
      Pages 77-95
    6. Ruth Duncan, Jindřich Kopeček, John B. Lloyd
      Pages 97-113
    7. Cristofor Simionescu, Severian Dumitriu
      Pages 115-137
    8. Junzo Sunamoto, Kiyoshi Iwamoto, Masahiro Takada, Teruaki Yuzuriha, Kouichi Katayama
      Pages 157-168
    9. J. Heller, D. W. H. Penhale, B. K. Fritzinger, J. E. Rose
      Pages 169-178
    10. Ubaldo Conte, Paolo Colombo, Carla Caramella, Aldo La Manna
      Pages 179-186
    11. Marco F. Saettone, Boris Giannaccini, Patrizia Chetoni, Giancarlo Galli, Emo Chiellini
      Pages 187-199
  3. Polymers as Biomaterials

  4. Medical and Surgical Applications of Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. D. Annis, T. V. How, R. M. Clarke
      Pages 323-328
    3. G. Nardi, S. Cicconardi, R. Pietrabissa, P. Dario, M. Lazzoni, P. Giusti
      Pages 333-347
    4. G. Nardi, S. Cicconardi, R. Pietrabissa, M. Lazzoni, C. Migliaresi, P. Giusti
      Pages 349-357
    5. Piergiorgio Pietta, Alma Calatroni, Dario Agnellini
      Pages 389-393
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 407-420

About this book


This book contains the collected papers presented at the Inter­ national Symposium on Polymers in Medicine, Biomedical and Pharma­ cological Applications, which was held at Porto Cervo, Italy, May 24-28, 1982. To the best of our knowledge, this symposium was the first to be organized in Italy entirely devoted to the several aspects of the use of synthetic and semisynthetic macromolecular materials in the field of biomedical and pharmacological applications. The inten~ tion of the Organizing Committee of the symposium was the promotion of a scientific and cultural initiative to gain the attention of various experts in line research of the potential of suitably de­ signed "man-made" polymeric materials in biomedical applications. With highly qualified and worldwide attendance, the above goal was fully satisfied. Indeed the opportunity of meeting to­ gether in a well conceived and discreet corner of the world, scien­ tists with different cultural backgrounds and objectives helped ex­ tend the meaning of the symposium far beyond the Italian borders and the perspectives of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) , the major sponsor of the meeting.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emo Chiellini
    • 1
  • Paolo Giusti
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PisaPisaItaly

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