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Title Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine
Published Cambridge : Royal Society of Chemistry, The, April 2013 LaVergne : Ingram Publisher Services [distributor]
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Description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
Series RSC Polymer Chemistry Ser
RSC Polymer Chemistry Ser
Summary Interest in the application of nanotechnology to medicine has surged in recent years and could transform the way we diagnose, treat and prevent diseases such as cancer. However, the clinical success of nanomedicine is limited because of problems with toxicity and therapeutic efficacy. To overcome this it is essential to produce new nanosystems with specific functions, which can be achieved by designing new polymers with particular properties that can be used for nanomedicine. Functional Polymers for Nanomedicine provides a summary of the current problems and directions of the field and an overview of different polymers with particular functions including hyperbranched polymers, polymersomes, polysaccharides, polymeric micelles and zwitterionic polymers and their applications in gene therapy and drug delivery. This timely book is edited by a leading scientist in nanomedicine and provides a suitable introduction and reference source for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and academic and industrial researchers in polymer science, nanotechnology and pharmacy interested in materials for medical applications
Audience Trade The Royal Society of Chemistry
Form Electronic book
Author Abd-El-Aziz, Alaa S., Contribution by., other
Bae, You Han, Contribution by, other
Craig, Stephen, 1960- Contribution by, other
Dong, Jianhua, Contribution by, other
Gao, Jianqing, Contribution by, other
Gao, Jinming, Contribution by, other
Masuda, Toshio, 1927- Contribution by, other
Radosz, Maciej, Contribution by, other
Sakurai, Kazuo, Contribution by, other
Shen, Youqing, editor
Tang, Ben Zhong, Contribution by, other
Wang, Jun, Contribution by, other
Weder, C. (Christoph), Contribution by, other
Zhang, XianZheng, Contribution by, other
Zhu, Xinyuan, Contribution by, other
ISBN 1849736200 (Trade Cloth)
184973738X
9781849736206
9781849737388