Biomaterials and polymers used in DDS

Biomaterials are widely used in numerous medical applications. Chemical engineering has played a central role in this research and development. Polymers as biomaterials, materials and approaches used in drug and protein delivery systems, materials used as scaffolds in tissue engineering, and nanotechnology and microfabrication techniques applied to biomaterials. Drug delivery systems have unusual materials requirements which derive mainly from their therapeutic role: to administer drugs over prolonged periods of time at rates that are independent of patient-to-patient variables. Selection of materials for such systems is further complicated by the need for compatibility with the drug contained within the system.


  • Track 1-1 Present and future applications of biomaterials
  • Track 2-2 Biomaterials for DDS
  • Track 3-3 Polymers as biomaterials for controlled drug delivery
  • Track 4-4 Biocompatible & biodegradable polymers
  • Track 5-5 Polymeric biomaterials for platinum-based anticancer drugs

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