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Biopolymer-Based Nano Films. Applications in Food Packaging and Wound Healing

  • Book

  • February 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5137660

Biopolymer-Based Nano Films: Applications in Food Packaging and Wound Healing covers a variety of biofilms, including active biofilms, nisin-silver nano-films, silk fibroin-based composite films, lignocellulose/cellulose-based biofilms, carboxymethyl cellulose-coated polypropylene, hybrid film-loaded antimicrobials, chitosan hybrid systems, pullulan, and biopolymers films. The applications of these nano-biofilms in different fields, particularly in food packaging, wound healing, and as potential antimicrobials against new, emerging, and multidrug resistant microbes are also discussed. This is an important resource for researchers in the fields of pharmacology, nanotechnology, microbiology, biotechnology, and for clinicians.

The possibility of associating nanotechnology with biotechnology helps with the creation of innovative new products and the development of processes at the molecular level. Within this context, nanobiotechnology advances and revolutionizes several scientific fields. In the development of new technologies and products, it is also necessary to develop "platforms" that allow the specific application and delivery of compounds/actives in a controlled, specific and non-toxic way.

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Table of Contents

Section I: General1. Biopolymer-based Nano-Films: What are they? And how they are useful in food packaging and wound healing2. Pullulan films and natural compounds: Applications and perspectives3.Production and Applications of Nanobiocellulose films

Section II: Application of Biopolymer-based Nano-Films in Food packaging4. Active biofilm for Food-packaging5. Nisin loaded Nanoparticles in Food Preservation6. Nanoparticles embedded Silk fibroin based composite films for wound dressings7. Carboxymethyl cellulose-coated polypropylene films containing essential oil for Food preservation

Section III: Application of Biopolymer-based Nano-Films in wound healing8. Ligno-cellulose based nano-biofilm using plant biomass and their role in wound healing9. Cellulose nanofibrils in bio-nano composite films and their applications in drug delivery10. Antibacterial and wound healing activities of micro/nanocarriers based on carboxymethyl and quaternized chitosan derivatives11. Nano-biofilm-natural components as future drugs for the treatment of burn wounds12. Hybrid films-loaded nano antimicrobials13. Nanocomposite antimicrobial films based on biopolymers14. Application of nanoparticles impregnated chemical polymer films against microbial biofilms15. Nanocoating biopolymer using leaf biomass derived nanocellulose for wounds16. Nano-biofilm-natural components as future drugs for the treatment of burn wounds17. EO-based films and their role as antimicrobials18. Nanoencapsulation of natural compounds for the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis and paracoccidioidomycosis19. Biopolymer-based nano- films in Dermatology20. Biopolymer based nano films: Utility and Toxicity21. Regulations for using Nanotechnology in Food and medical products


Mahendra Rai Visiting Scientist, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland.

Professor Mahendra Rai is a UGC-Basic Science Research Faculty Fellow and former head of the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, India. Presently, he is a visiting Scientist at the Department of Microbiology, Nicolaus Copernicus University, Poland. His areas of expertise include microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. Currently, his group's main research interest is green synthesis of metal nanoparticles particularly using fungi and their applications as nanoantimicrobials against pathogenic microbes. Prof. Rai has received several prestigious awards, including the Medini Award by the Government of India. He has been featured in Stanford's list of the top 2% of scientists in nanoscience.

Carolina Alves Dos Santos Professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Sorocaba, Sorocaba/Brazil.
Doctor in Sciences, University of S�o Paulo, S�o Paulo/Brazil.. Carolina Alves Dos Santos has a PhD from the University of Sorocaba. Her research interests are in nanoformulations physics, chemical engineering, nanoantimicrobials, nanobiotechnology and nanoformulation with regard to pharmaceuticals.