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Marine Biomaterials: Characterization, Isolation and Applications (Paperback)
  • Marine Biomaterials: Characterization, Isolation and Applications (Paperback)

Marine Biomaterials: Characterization, Isolation and Applications (Paperback)

Paperback 840 Pages / Published: 29/03/2017
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Oceans are an abundant source of diverse biomaterials with potential for an array of uses. Marine Biomaterials: Characterization, Isolation and Applications brings together the wide range of research in this important area, including the latest developments and applications, from preliminary research to clinical trials. The book is divided into four parts, with chapters written by experts from around the world. Biomaterials described come from a variety of marine sources, such as fish, algae, microorganisms, crustaceans, and mollusks.

Part I covers the isolation and characterization of marine biomaterials-bioceramics, biopolymers, fatty acids, toxins and pigments, nanoparticles, and adhesive materials. It also describes problems that may be encountered in the process as well as possible solutions. Part II looks at biological activities of marine biomaterials, including polysaccharides, biotoxins, and peptides. Chapters examine health benefits of the biomaterials, such as antiviral activity, antidiabetic properties, anticoagulant and anti-allergic effects, and more.

Part III discusses biomedical applications of marine biomaterials, including nanocomposites, and describes applications of various materials in tissue engineering and drug delivery. Part IV explores commercialization of marine-derived biomaterials-marine polysaccharides and marine enzymes-and examines industry perspectives and applications. This book covers the key aspects of available marine biomaterials for biological and biomedical applications, and presents techniques that can be used for future isolation of novel materials from marine sources.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138076389
Number of pages: 840
Weight: 1547 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 mm


"... stuffed with best and recent information, techniques, delivers good ideas and motivates for further research and forecasts future activity in the marine renewable sectors on specified topics. Essential reading ..."
-Dr. P.N.Sudha, D.K.M. College for Women, Tamilnadu, India

"... should be on the shelf of every university library and laboratory actively involved in Marine Biomaterials research. The book will inspire the new scientists and will continue to be a useful reference material for many years."
-Vassilios Roussis, University of Athens, Greece

"... includes several interrelated topics associated with development and use of marine biomaterials including isolation, characterization, biological activity, medical use, and industrial use. ... a strong effort ... "
-Roger Narayan, UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

After the 2011 publication Chitin, Chitosan, Oligosaccharides and Their Derivatives, and the 2012 Marine Cosmeceutical, both edited by professor Se-Kwon Kim, this third book... represents another precious source of ideas useful for increasing the knowledge on chitins and the other interesting raw materials obtained from the sea ..."
--The Journal of Applied Cosmetology, 2013

"This is an extremely informative and thoroughly referenced volume that covers essentially all aspects of the various stages involved in the commercialisation of a broad range of marine-derived bio-materials, beginning with isolation and characterisation, through assessing bioactivity, to specific applications. It is therefore highly recommended to individuals, both in academia and industry, with interests in any aspects of the isolation, identification, testing, and application of marine-derived biomaterials ..."
-Charles J. Knill and John F. Kennedy, Chembiotech Laboratories, Tenbury Wells, UK, from International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, September 2015

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