The Concise Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials presents new and selected content from the 11-volume Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials Encyclopedia. The carefully culled content includes groundbreaking work from the earlier published work as well as exclusive online material added since its publication in print. A diverse and global team of renowned scientists provide cutting edge information concerning polymers and polymeric biomaterials. Acknowledging the evolving nature of the field, the encyclopedia also features newly added content in areas such as tissue engineering, tissue repair and reconstruction, and biomimetic materials.

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Adhes ives: Tissue Repair and Reconstruction

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Aerogels: Cellulose-Based

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Anticancer Agents: Polymeric Nanomedicines

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Anti-Infective Biomaterials

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Artificial Muscles

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Bioabsorbable Polymers: Tissue Engineering

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Bioactive Systems

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Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems

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Biocompatibility: Testing

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Biodegradable Polymers: Bioerodible Systems for Controlled Drug Release

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Biodegradable Polymers: Biomedically Degradable Polymers

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Biofunctional Polymers

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Biomimetic Materials

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Biomimetic Materials: Smart Polymer Surfaces for Tissue Engineering

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Biorubber: Poly(Glycerol Sebacate)

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Blood Vessel Substitutes

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Bone–Implant: Polymer Physicochemical Modification for Osseointegration

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Cellulose-Based Biopolymers: Formulation and Delivery Applications

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Colloid Drug Delivery Systems

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Conducting Polymers: Biomedical Engineering Applications

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Conjugated Polymers: Nanoparticles and Nanodots of

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Conjugates: Biosynthetic-Synthetic Polymer Based

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Contact Lenses: Gas Permeable

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Corneas: Tissue Engineering

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Dendritic Architectures: Delivery Vehicles

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Dendritic Architectures: Theranostic Applications

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Dental Polymers: Applications

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Dental Sealants

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Drug Delivery Systems: Selection Criteria and Use

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Drugs and Excipients: Polymeric Interactions

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Electroactive Polymeric Materials

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Electrospinning Technology: Polymeric Nanofiber Drug Delivery

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Electrospinning Technology: Regenerative Medicine

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Excipients: Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms

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Fluorescent Nanohybrids: Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy

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Functionalized Surfaces: Biomolecular Surface Modification with Functional Polymers

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Gels: Fibrillar Fibrin

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Gene Carriers: Design Elements

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Gene Delivery

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Hair and Skin Care Biomaterials

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Hemocompatible Polymers

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Hydrogels: Classification, Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

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Hydrogels: Multi-Responsive Biomedical Devices

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In Vitro Vascularization: Tissue Engineering Constructs

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Latexes: Magnetic

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Ligament Replacement Polymers: Biocompatability, Technology, and Design

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Lipoplexes and Polyplexes: Gene Therapy

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Magnetomicelles: Theranostic Applications

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Medical Devices and Preparative Medicine: Polymer Drug Application

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Melt Extrusion: Pharmaceutical Applications

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Melt-Electrospun Fibers

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Membranes, Polymeric: Biomedical Devices

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Metal–Polymer Composite Biomaterials

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Microcomponents: Polymeric

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Microgels: Smart Polymer and Hybrid

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Molecular Assemblies

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Mucoadhesive Polymers: Basics, Strategies, and Trends

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Mucoadhesive Systems: Drug Delivery

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Muscles, Artificial: Sensing, Transduction, Feedback Control, and Robotic Applications

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Nanocomposite Polymers: Functional

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Nanogels: Chemical Approaches to Preparation

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Nanomaterials: Conducting Polymers and Sensing

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Nanomaterials: Theranostics Applications

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Nanomaterials: Therapeutic Applications

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Nanomedicine: Review and Perspectives

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Nanoparticles: Biological Applications

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Nanoparticles: Biomaterials for Drug Delivery

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Nanoparticles: Cancer Management Applications

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Natural Polymers: Tissue Engineering

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Nerve Guides: Multi-Channeled Biodegradable Polymer Composite

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Neural Tissue Engineering: Polymers for

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Non-Viral Delivery Vehicles

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Orthopedic Applications: Bioceramic and Biopolymer Nanocomposite Materials

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Peptide–Polymer Conjugates: Synthetic Design Strategies

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Pharmaceutical Polymers

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Polyurethanes: Medical Applications

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Rapid Prototyping

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Rapid Prototyping: Tissue Engineering

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Scaffolds, Polymer: Microfluidic-Based Polymer Design

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Scaffolds, Porous Polymer: Tissue Engineering

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Semiconducting Polymer Dot Bioconjugates

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Sensing and Diagnosis

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Shape Memory Polymers: Applications

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Skin Tissue Engineering

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Smart Polymers: Imprinting

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Smart Polymers: Medicine and Biotechnology Applications

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Stem Cell: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Culture, Materials for

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Stents: Endovascular

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Stimuli-Responsive Materials

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Stimuli-Responsive Materials: Thermo- and pH-Responsive Polymers for Drug Delivery

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Theranostics: Biodegradable Polymer Particles for

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Ultrasound Contrast Agents: Sonochemical Preparation

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Vascular Grafts: Biocompatibility Requirements

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Vascular Grafts: Polymeric Materials

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Vascular Tissue Engineering: Polymeric Biomaterials

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Wound Care: Natural BioPolymer Applications

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Wound Care: Skin Tissue Regeneration

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Wound Healing: Hemoderivatives and Biopolymers

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Zwitterionic Polymeric Materials