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Gellan Gum as a Biomedical Polymer

  • Book
  • October 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5576625

Gellan Gum as a Biomedical Polymer details key topics and fundamental aspects of gellan gum and its biomedical applications in drug delivery, proteins and peptides delivery, cell delivery, tissue engineering, wound dressings and enzyme immobilizations in developing high quality products. Sections introduce gellan gum, its source, production and gelation mechanism, discuss biomedical materials, and provides ways it can be used for biomedical applications. The book also examines the used of gellan gum as pharmaceutical excipients for drug delivery. Future developments and challenges round out the book's coverage.

With contributions for an international group of experts, this book is a useful reference for scientists, researchers and those in industry engaged in biomedical product development using natural polysaccharides.

Table of Contents

1. Gellan gum: Source, production, and gelation mechanism
2. Impact of environmental conditions on the preparation and functionality of gellan gum
3. Sol-gel behaviour of gellan gum and its applications in biomedical industry
4. Biomedical properties of gellan gum

Biomedical materials
5. Gellan gum-based biomedical gels
6. Gellan gum-based hydrogels as useful biomedical material
7. Gellan gum-based biocomposites
8. Gellan gum-based nanocomposite hydrogel
9. Gellan gum-based nanosystems for biomedical applications
10. Cross-linked gellan gum for biomedical applications
11. Grafted-gellan gum for biomedical applications

Biomedical applications
12. Tissue engineering applications of gellan gum
13. Gellan gum-based wound dressings
14. Cell encapsulation and delivery using gellan gum
15. Protein and peptide delivery using gellan gum
16. Uses of gellan gum for nutrient delivery
17. Uses of gellan gum for growth factor delivery

Pharmaceutical excipients
18. Uses of gellan gum in pharmaceutical tablets
19. Gellan gum-based microparticles and beads for sustained drug delivery
20. Nanoformulations of gellan gum for improved drug delivery
21. Gellan gum-based in situ gels for drug delivery
22. Gellan gum-based nasal formulations
23. Gellan gum-based ocular formulations
24. Gellan gum-based dermatological formulations
25. Gellan gum-based gastroretentive systems
26. Ionically-gelled gellan gum-based systems for controlled therapeutic release
27. Gellan gum-based interpenetrating polymer networks for sustained release drug delivery
28. Gellan gum-based polyelectrolyte complexes for sustained release drug delivery

Other Topics
29. Future perspectives and challenges of plant polysaccharides as pharmaceutical excipients


Amit Kumar Nayak Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI). Md Saquib Hasnain Professor, Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Jharkhand, India. Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. Till date he has authored over 70 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 book chapters and 16 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. Overall, he has earned a highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (h-index: 32). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also a member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland.