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Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides

Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides
  • Author : Kunal Pal,Indranil Banerjee,Preetam Sarkar,Dr. Arindam Bit,Doman Kim,Arfat Anis,Samarendra Maji
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-12-03
  • Total pages :756
  • ISBN : 9780128193136
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Summary : Food, Medical, and Environmental Applications of Polysaccharides provides a detailed resource for those interested in the design and preparation of polysaccharides for state-of-the-art applications. The book begins with an introductory section covering sources, chemistry, architectures, bioactivity, and chemical modifications of polysaccharides. Subsequent parts of the book are organized by field, with chapters focusing on specific applications across food, medicine, and the environment. This is an extremely valuable book for researchers, scientists, and advanced students in biopolymers, polymer science, polymer chemistry, biomaterials, materials science, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, cosmetics, medicine, food science, and environmental science. This important class of biopolymer can offer attractive properties and modification potential, enabling its use in groundbreaking areas across food, medical, and environmental fields. The book will be of interest to scientists, R&D professionals, designers, and engineers who utilize polysaccharide-based materials. Presents comprehensive information of the polymeric structures and properties that can be developed from polysaccharides Offers systematic coverage of classification, synthesis, and characterization, enabling targeted design and preparation of polysaccharides for specific applications Explores advanced methods, for novel applications across food, medicine, and the environment

Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms

Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms
  • Author : Antonio Méndez-Vilas
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-22
  • Total pages :698
  • ISBN : 9789086862436
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Summary : 'Industrial, medical and environmental applications of microorganisms' offers an excellent opportunity to learn about new insights, methods, techniques and advances in applied microbiology. It is useful not only for those traditionally involved in this research area but for everyone that needs to keep up with this diverse discipline.The articles are written by researchers from around the world and focus on seven themes: - Environmental microbiology -Agriculture, soil and forest microbiology -Food microbiology -Industrial microbiology - Medical microbiology -Biotechnologically relevant enzymes and proteins - Methods and techniques - education This book contains a compilation of papers presented at the V International Conference on Environmental Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2013), held in Madrid, Spain, in October 2013.

Food Polysaccharides and Their Applications

Food Polysaccharides and Their Applications
  • Author : Alistair M. Stephen,Glyn O. Phillips
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :752
  • ISBN : 9781420015164
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Summary : Comprehensive in scope, Food Polysaccharides and Their Applications, Second Edition explains the production aspects and the chemical and physical properties of the main classes of polysaccharaides consumed as food, highlighting their nutritional value and their technological characteristics. Chapters in this new edition detail the source, biosynthesis, molecular structures, and physical properties of polysaccharides. They also explore production and uses in food formulations; the effects of cooking and interactions with proteins, lipids, sugars, and metal ions; analytical methods, including identification and quantitative determination; and nutritional and ecological considerations with emphasis on genetic engineering of food crops. The editors carefully balance coverage of fundamental aspects and practical implications for the food industry. What’s New in the Second Edition: Explains the preparation of new starch esters and improved techniques for the production of acid-converted and oxidized starches Details new information on the natural functions of cell wall polysaccharides of seeds in relation to their molecular structures, biosynthesis and enzymatic hydrolysis Presents additional references that include those relating to IR and NMR spectrometric methods of analysis

Functional Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications

Functional Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications
  • Author : Sabyasachi Maiti,Sougata Jana
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-06-11
  • Total pages :526
  • ISBN : 9780081025567
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Summary : Functional Polysaccharides for Biomedical Applications examines the fundamentals and properties of these natural materials and their potential biomedical applications. With an emphasis on therapeutic and sensing applications, the book also reviews how polysaccharides can be modified for tissue engineering applications. Sections discuss the basics of polysaccharides, give an overview of the potential applications, look at novel materials and technologies for use in tissue regeneration and therapeutics, and detail current biomedical applications. With a strong focus on materials, engineering and applications, this book is a valuable resource for those with an interest in harnessing the biomedical potential of natural polymers. Describes strategies for developing polysaccharides-based biomedical devices Illustrates concepts and encompasses scope for clinical development Provides advanced and comprehensive information on biomedical constructs

Marine Polysaccharides

Marine Polysaccharides
  • Author : Vazhiyil Venugopal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-04-19
  • Total pages :396
  • ISBN : 1439815275
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Summary : Increased public awareness of the importance of healthy living presents new challenges for the commercial food processing sector. The industry is always on the hunt for novel and safe additives with functional properties that can be used to impart healthy and appealing properties to foods. While the ocean is known as a conventional source of fish proteins and lipids, it is yet to be tapped as a source of polysaccharides. A clear exposition on how these resources can be developed, Marine Polysaccharides: Food Applications compiles recent data on the food applications of marine polysaccharides from such diverse sources as fishery products, seaweeds, microalgae, microorganisms, and corals. The book begins with discussions on the isolation of polysaccharides from marine sources and their properties, particularly those important from a food technology point of view. It then focuses on the actual food applications of these compounds and concludes with a brief examination of biomedical applications. The author presents an overview of the general functional properties of polysaccharides, including their structure; their hydration, gelation, emulsification, and rheological properties; and interactions among themselves and with other food components such as proteins that are relevant to food processing. He then explores the isolation and food-related properties of various marine polysaccharides, use of these polysaccharides in food product and biopackaging, recent developments in composite films and nanotechnology, and safety and regulatory issues. While there are many books available on polysaccharides, few address the applications of marine polysaccharide food product development. Written from a realistic, practical point of view avoiding technical jargon, this book highlights the ocean not as a conventional source of fish protein and lipids, but as a major supplier of versatile carbohydrates that can have diverse food applications.

Advanced Sorption Process Applications

Advanced Sorption Process Applications
  • Author : Serpil Edebali
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-20
  • Total pages :218
  • ISBN : 9781789848182
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Summary : At the beginning of the twenty-firstst century, separation processes presented a comprehensive application of the major operations performed by various industries, such as chemical, food, environmental, and biotechnology. Sorption, one of the preferred separation processes because of its effectiveness at different interfaces, has caught the attention of many scientists. This book is aimed at gaining a general knowledge of sorption and a number of extremely important applications, as well as recognizing its functions and paramount importance in chemical and biochemical plants, including environmental treatment. Moreover, progress in the phenomenon is highlighted in this book. To help provide instruction in the important sorption processes, we have chosen authors who have extensive industrial and academic experience in closing the gap between theory and practice. Crucial progress in the theoretical information section of sorption has been achieved, mainly through the development of new techniques that examine the usage of various sorbents, including nanomaterials for the removal of various pollutants. We have subdivided the book into several sections, one of which is focused on applications of the sorption process, which presents real results of the recent studies and gives a source of up-to-date literature. The relationship between the sorption process and isotherm and kinetics modeling is analyzed in another chapter. This book will be a reference book for those who are interested in sorption techniques from various industries.

Chemoresponsive Materials

Chemoresponsive Materials
  • Author : Hans-Jörg Schneider
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-13
  • Total pages :529
  • ISBN : 9781782620624
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Summary : Smart materials stimulated by chemical or biological signals are of interest for their many applications including drug delivery, as well as in new sensors and actuators for environmental monitoring, process and food control, and medicine. In contrast to other books on responsive materials, this volume concentrates on materials which are stimulated by chemical or biological signals. Chemoresponsive Materials introduces the area with chapters covering different responsive material systems including hydrogels, organogels, membranes, thin layers, polymer brushes, chemomechanical and imprinted polymers, nanomaterials, silica particles, as well as carbohydrate- and bio-based systems. Many promising applications are highlighted, with an emphasis on drug delivery, sensors and actuators. With contributions from internationally known experts, the book will appeal to graduate students and researchers in academia, healthcare and industry interested in functional materials and their applications.

Innovation in Nano-Polysaccharides for Eco-Sustainability

Innovation in Nano-Polysaccharides for Eco-Sustainability
  • Author : Preeti Singh,Kaiser Manzoor,Saiqa Ikram,Pratheep Kumar Annamalai
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-10-15
  • Total pages :350
  • ISBN : 0128234393
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Summary : Innovation in Nano-Polysaccharides for Eco-Sustainability: From Science to Industrial Applications presents fundamentals, advanced preparation methods, and novel applications for polysaccharide-based nanomaterials. Sections cover the fundamental aspects of polysaccharides and nano-polysaccharides, including their structure and properties, surface modification, processing and characterization. Key considerations are explained in detail, including the connection between the substituents of polysaccharides and their resulting physical properties, renewable resources, their sustainable utilization, and specific high value applications, such as pharmaceuticals, photocatalysts, energy, and wastewater treatment, and more. This is a valuable resource for researchers, scientists, and advanced students across bio-based polymers, nanomaterials, polymer chemistry, sustainable materials, biology, materials science and engineering, and chemical engineering. In industry, this book will support scientists, R&D, and engineers looking to utilize bio-based materials in advanced industrial applications. Covers the fundamentals, mechanisms, preparation methods, unique properties and performance of nano-polysaccharide materials Explores sustainable applications of nano-polysaccharides in areas such as pharmaceuticals, energy and wastewater treatment Addresses key challenges, including the implementation of sustainable concepts in chemical design and paths to scalability and commercialization

Biological Activities and Application of Marine Polysaccharides

Biological Activities and Application of Marine Polysaccharides
  • Author : Emad Shalaby
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-01-11
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9789535128595
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Summary : Marine organisms have been under research for the last decades as a source for different active compounds with various biological activities and application in agriculture, pharmacy, medicine, environment, and industries. Marine polysaccharides from these active compounds are used as antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, anti-inflammation, bioremediations, etc. During the last three decades, several important factors that control the production of phytoplankton polysaccharides have been identified such as chemical concentrations, temperature, light, etc. The current book includes 14 chapters contributed by experts around the world; the chapters are categorized into three sections: Marine Polysaccharides and Agriculture, Marine Polysaccharides and Biological Activities, and Marine Polysaccharides and Industries.

Solubility of Polysaccharides

Solubility of Polysaccharides
  • Author : Zhenbo Xu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-11-29
  • Total pages :138
  • ISBN : 9789535136491
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Summary : Sugars, with a scientific term as saccharides, are involved in various aspects in the lives of human beings, including the sense of taste, energy for daily life, etc. Recent development in polysaccharides, as well as the background knowledge in this field, further deepens insight into their roles as healthy supplements. In this book, the principles on polysaccharides' solubility and structure, methodologies and application of polysaccharides have been reviewed. The chapters in this book include the relationship between structure and solubility of polysaccharide, the experimental and computational researches on polysaccharide solubility and the common polysaccharide, which may further aid scholars and researchers in regard to solubility of polysaccharides, methodologies and modification.

Natural Polysaccharides in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications

Natural Polysaccharides in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications
  • Author : Md Saquib Hasnain,Amit Kumar Nayak
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-23
  • Total pages :654
  • ISBN : 9780128170564
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Summary : Natural Polysaccharides in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications provides a fundamental overview of natural polysaccharides, their sources, extraction methodologies, and characterizations. It covers specific natural polysaccharides and their effective application in drug delivery and biomedical use. Additionally, chapters in the book discuss key topics including the sources and extraction methodologies of natural polysaccharides, their role in tissue engineering applications, polysaccharide-based nanoparticles in biomedical applications, and their role in the delivery of anticancer drugs. Written by industry leaders and edited by experts, this book emphasizes recent advances made in the field. Natural Polysaccharides in Drug Delivery and Biomedical Applications provides academics, researchers, and pharmaceutical health care professionals with a comprehensive book on polysaccharides in pharmaceutical delivery process. Provides fundamental concepts of natural polysaccharides as it applies to the pharmaceutical, biomedical, and biotechnology industries Includes contributions from global leaders and experts from academia, industry, and regulatory agencies in the application of natural polysaccharides in pharmaceutical products and biomedical utilization Offers practical examples, illustrations, chemical structures, and research case studies to help explain natural polysaccharides concepts in drug delivery and biomedical applications

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-Food and Environmental Applications

Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-Food and Environmental Applications
  • Author : Kamel Ahmed Abd-Elsalam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-11
  • Total pages :652
  • ISBN : 9780128197868
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Summary : Carbon Nanomaterials for Agri-food and Environmental Applications discusses the characterization, processing and applications of carbon-based nanostructured materials in the agricultural and environmental sectors. Sections discuss the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotubes, the technological developments in environmental applications of carbon-based nanomaterials, and agri-food applications. The book also covers the toxic effects of engineered carbon nanoparticles on the environment, and in plants and animals. Finally, quality control and risk management are addressed to assess health and environmental risks. This is an applicable book for graduate students, researchers and those in industrial sectors of science and technology who want to learn more about carbon nanomaterials. Compares a range of carbon-based nanomaterials, showing how they are used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications Discusses the challenges and toxicity of different types of carbon-based nanomaterials for environmental and agricultural applications Explores when different classes of nanomaterial should be used in different environments

Production & Significance of Dextran by Leuconostoc Mesenteroides

Production & Significance of Dextran by Leuconostoc Mesenteroides
  • Author : Addala Lakshmi Bhavani
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02
  • Total pages :128
  • ISBN : 3847373048
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Summary : Monograph on Production, Optimization and Significance of the versatile Polysaccharide - Dextran provides a comprehensive study of the polysaccharide - Dextran which has enormous utility in the areas of medicine, food industry and environmental applications. It covers basics such as the isolation, characterization, confirmation of the organism Leuconstoc mesenteroides and about its polysaccharide product the structure, types, significance and the optimization of various factors for its maximum production. The style, sequence and the presentation of the material in this book would be useful for students, scholars and researchers to understand the underlying facts, about the concepts, significance and the numerous benefits of microbial products in the field of industrial microbiology and biotechnology

Biobased Aerogels

Biobased Aerogels
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Laly A Pothan,Rubie Mavelil-Sam
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-08-23
  • Total pages :330
  • ISBN : 9781782627654
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Summary : Aerogels have been in use for over 80 years and have been utilised in a wide variety of applications, in particular, there has been growing use of insulating nanoporous materials in the aerospace industry. Recent awareness of the environmental implications of materials has driven researchers to develop new green materials, with aerogels being developed using biobased constituents, such as polysaccharides and proteins. Recently, biobased components, such as cellulose nanocrystals, have replaced synthetic counterparts in the production of nanoporous materials. Biobased Aerogelsis the first book to cover aerogel research from a green perspective, using commentary and analysis from leading researchers working in the field. Aerogels based on polysaccharides and proteins, their preparation and characterisation will be covered in detail, with further discussion highlighting properties such as surface morphology, shape recovery, mechanical properties and adsorption capacity. This insightful and timely publication will provide essential reading for those researchers and industrialists working within the green chemistry field.

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals

Biomass, Biofuels, Biochemicals
  • Author : Parameswaran Binod,Sindhu Raveendran,Ashok Pandey
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-06-15
  • Total pages :628
  • ISBN : 9780128219041
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Summary : Biodegradable Polymers and Composites - Process Engineering to Commercialization is designed in such a way that it not only gives basic knowledge but also contains information regarding conventional and advanced technologies, socio-economic aspects, techno-economic feasibility, modelling tools and detailed Life Cycle Analysis in biopolymer production. The book discusses the advantages and importance of biopolymers over the conventionally produced plastics. Biodegradable Polymers and Composites highlights: the conventional and advanced strategies for biopolymer production; information regarding process engineering and commercialization of biopolymers; models and available modelling techniques in the sector of biopolymer production; and global case studies, opportunities and challenges (technical constraints, institutional constraints and social constraints) associated with biopolymer production. Outlines appropriate technologies for biopolymer production Evaluates Best Available Technologies (BAT) and provides examples from many geographic areas Offers tools enabling evaluation of appropriate technological systems to develop technically best and economical feasible polymers Reports new research findings related to biopolymer production

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan

Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Anitha Pius,Sreerag Gopi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-22
  • Total pages :858
  • ISBN : 9780128179673
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Summary : The Handbook of Chitin and Chitosan: Chitin and Chitosan Based Polymer Materials for Various Applications, Volume Three, is a must-read for polymer chemists, physicists and engineers interested in the development of ecofriendly micro and nanostructured functional materials based on chitin and their various applications. The book addresses their isolation, preparation and properties and their composites, nanomaterials, manufacturing and characterizations. This is the third of three volumes in a series that contains the latest on the major applications of chitin and chitosan based IPN’s, blends, gels, composites and nanocomposites, including environmental remediation, biomedical applications and smart material applications. Provides a comprehensive overview of Chitin and Chitosan materials, from their synthesis and nanomaterials, to their manufacture and applications Volume Three focuses on the applications of Chitin and Chitosan Includes contributions from leading researchers across the globe and from industry, academia, government and private research institutions Highlights current status and future opportunities

Polysaccharide Hydrogels

Polysaccharide Hydrogels
  • Author : Pietro Matricardi,Franco Alhaique,Tommasina Coviello
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-01-05
  • Total pages :540
  • ISBN : 9789814613620
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Summary : Hydrogels are an emerging area of interest in medicine as well as pharmaceutics, and their physico-chemical characterization is fundamental to their practical applications. Compared with synthetic polymers, polysaccharides that are widely present in living organisms and come from renewable sources are extremely advantageous for hydrogel formation. Furthermore, polysaccharides are usually non-toxic and biocompatible and show a number of peculiar physico-chemical properties that make them suitable for a wide variety of biomedical applications. This book bridges the gap between the preparation of hydrogels and their characterization techniques. It aims to offer a valid support that can help the readers find appropriate keys to open the doors to the complex world of polysaccharide hydrogels.

Marine Polysaccharides

Marine Polysaccharides
  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed,Aisverya Soundararajan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2018-12-20
  • Total pages :308
  • ISBN : 9780429602665
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Summary : In the past few decades, marine organisms, including macroalgae and microalgae, have been extensively explored as potential sources of bioactive compounds with applications in various fields such as pharmaceuticals, biomedicine, cosmetics and foodstuffs. Marine polysaccharides, such as chitin/chitosan, ulvans, fucans, alginates and carrageenans, are biochemical compounds with several important properties such as anticoagulant and/or antithrombotic, immunomodulatory, antitumor, antilipidemic, hypoglycemic, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Due to their biocompatible, nontoxic and biodegradable nature, marine polysaccharides offer a better alternative to be used in advancement of the biomedical field. This book focuses on marine polysaccharides; their derivatives, blends, composites and hydrogels; and their multifaceted applications in various fields. The book also discusses the various aspects of marine polysaccharides from the point of view of chemistry and related applications. It is an important reference for marine biotechnologists, natural product scientists, students, researchers and academicians working in the area of materials science, marine science and polymer chemistry.

Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers

Nanocomposites with Biodegradable Polymers
  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-28
  • Total pages :448
  • ISBN : 9780191621079
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Summary : Bio-nanocomposites combine the enhanced properties of commercial polymer nanocomposites with the low environmental impact of biodegradable material, making them a topic of great current interest. Because of their tremendous role in reducing dependency on commercial non-biodegradable polymers, and their environmentally-friendly nature, bio-nanocomposites need to be studied in greater detail. In this book, recent advancements in their development are brought together in a single text, to provide researchers with a thorough insight into the various systems, and to open up future perspectives. Although the commercial applications of these bio-nanocomposites are in their infancy, these materials have a huge commercial potential. In setting out the next generation of advances in nanocomposite technology, this book opens the way for further developments in the field. Describing the subject as a whole, from a basic introduction to the more specific systems and advancements, this book can be used both as a professional reference and for teaching purposes.

Bioactive Polysaccharides

Bioactive Polysaccharides
  • Author : Shaoping Nie,Steve W. Cui,Mingyong Xie
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2017-10-27
  • Total pages :566
  • ISBN : 9780128114513
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Summary : Bioactive Polysaccharides offers a comprehensive review of the structures and bioactivities of bioactive polysaccharides isolated from traditional herbs, fungi, and seaweeds. It describes and discusses specific topics based on the authors’ rich experience, including extraction technologies, practical techniques required for purification and fractionation, strategies and skills for elucidating the fine structures, in-vitro and in-vivo protocols, and methodologies for evaluating the specific bioactivities, including immune-modulating activities, anti-cancer activities, anti-oxidant activities, and others. This unique book also discusses partial structure-functionality (bioactivities) relationships based on conformational studies. This comprehensive work can be used as a handbook to explore potential applications in foods, pharmaceuticals, and nutraceutical areas for commercial interests. Serves as a comprehensive review on extraction technologies, and as a practical guide for the purification and fractionation of bioactive polysaccharides Brings step-by-step strategies for elucidating the fine structures and molecular characterizations of bioactive polysaccharides Includes detailed experimental design and methodologies for investigation bioactivities using both in-vitro and in-vivo protocols Clarifies how to extract, purify, and fractionate bioactive polysaccharides, also exploring health benefits Useful as a guide to explore the commercial potentials of bioactive polysaccharides as pharmaceuticals, medicine, and functional foods

Polysaccharides of Microbial Origin

Polysaccharides of Microbial Origin
  • Author : Joaquim Oliveira,Hajer Radhouani,Rui L. Reis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-04-28
  • Total pages :990
  • ISBN : 3030422143
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Summary : This book provides a comprehensive analysis of microbial polysaccharides, their current uses, and highlights biomedical opportunities. The topics comprise principally a) their extraction, isolation, purification and advanced production processes; b) characterization of their structural, physicochemical, and biological properties, among others, by several techniques; c) description of the advanced functionalization and modification methods for the polysaccharide based-material; and d) their applications and uses in medical and pharmaceutical fields. Each chapter is written by world-renowned academics and practitioners on their field. This is an essential reference for students in biomedical, chemical, material, and microbiology engineering as well as researchers and professionals in the medical field.