Applied Bioactive Polymeric Materials

  • Charles G. Gebelein
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
  • Van R. Foster

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (PST, volume 38)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Charles G. Gebelein, Charles E. Carraher Jr., Van R. Foster
    Pages 1-15
  3. David A. Kurtz, Kevin Hassett
    Pages 17-43
  4. Shigehiro Hirano, Masahiko Hayashi, Kakuko Murae, Hisaya Tsuchida, Takeshi Nishida
    Pages 45-59
  5. Laura J. DiBenedetto, J. A. Cameron, Samuel J. Huang
    Pages 61-74
  6. Paul Y. Wang, Evelyn Kothe
    Pages 75-84
  7. C. G. Pitt, Z.-W. Gu, J.-H. Zhu, Y. T. Bao
    Pages 85-90
  8. B. Jansen, G. Peters, S. Schareina, H. Steinhauser, F. Schumacher-Perdreau, G. Pulverer
    Pages 97-113
  9. Charles G. Gebelein, Mark Chapman, Tahseen Mirza
    Pages 151-163
  10. Kei Matsuzaki, Iwao Yamamoto, Koji Enomoto, Yutaro Kaneko, Tohru Mimura, Tsuyoshi Shiio
    Pages 165-174
  11. Charles E. Carraher Jr., Cynthia Butler, Yoshinobu Naoshima, Van R. Foster, David Giron, Philip D. Mykytiuk
    Pages 175-183
  12. Yoshiaki Inaki, Suguru Nagae, Takashi Miyamoto, Yoshihiko Sugiura, Kiichi Takemoto
    Pages 185-204
  13. Hilton B. Levy, Christopher Bever Jr.
    Pages 205-221
  14. Mary Trombley, Nancy J. Biegley, Charles E. Carraher Jr., David J. Giron
    Pages 223-238
  15. Debra A. Wrobieski, David L. Cash, Norman Elliott, Ram Kossowsky, Jerry E. London, Bruce E. Lehnert et al.
    Pages 281-295
  16. I. V. Yannas, E. Lee, M. Dionne Bentz
    Pages 313-318
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 319-334

About this book


The biological and biomedical applications of polymeric materials have increased greatly in the past few years. This book will detail some, but not all, of these recent developments. There would not be enough space in this book to cover, even lightly, all of the major advances that have occurred. Some earlier books and summaries are available by two of this book's Editors (Gebelein & Carraher) and these should be consul ted for additional information. The books are: "Bioactive Polymeric Systems" (Plenum, 1985); "Polymeric Materials In Medication" (Plenum, 1985); "Biological Acti vi ties of Polymers" (American Chemical Society, 1982). Of these three, "Bioacti ve Polymeric Systems" should be the most useful to a person who is new to this field because it only contains review articles written at an introductory level. The present book primarily consists of recent research results and applications, with only a few review or summary articles. Bioactive polymeric materials have existed from the creation of life itself. Many firmly believe that life could not even exist unless poly­ meric materials are used to form the basic building blocks. Although this assumption can not be rigorously proven, it is a fact that most, if not all, of the major biochemical pathways involve polymeric species, such as the proteins (including enzymes), polysaccharides and nucleic acids.


Copolymer Polycaprolacton Polyvinylpyrrolidon biodegradation biomedical applications development enzyme enzymes information nucleic acid nucleic acids polymer protein proteins society

Editors and affiliations

  • Charles G. Gebelein
    • 1
  • Charles E. CarraherJr.
    • 2
  • Van R. Foster
    • 3
  1. 1.Youngstown State UniversityYoungstownUSA
  2. 2.Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca RatonUSA
  3. 3.DAP, Inc.DaytonUSA

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