Functionalization of Polymers and Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications: Antimicrobial Platforms and Drug Carriers

Masoud Delfi, Matineh Ghomi, Ali Zarrabi, Reza Mohammadinejad, Zahra Baghban Taraghdari, Milad Ashrafizadeh, Ehsan Nazarzadeh Zare, Tarun Agarwal, Vinod V.T. Padil, Babak Mokhtari, Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Mika Sillanpaa, Assunta Borzacchiello, Tapas Kumar Maiti, Pooyan Makvandi

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Abstract

The use of polymers and nanomaterials has vastly grown for industrial and biomedical sectors during last years. Before any designation or selection of polymers and their nanocomposites, it is vital to recognize the targeted applications which require these platforms to be modified. Surface functionalization to introduce the desired type and quantity of reactive functional groups to target a cell or tissue in human body is a pivotal approach to improve the physicochemical and biological properties of these materials. Herein, advances in the functionalized polymer and nanomaterials surfaces are highlighted along with their applications in biomedical fields, e.g., antimicrobial therapy and drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-139
Number of pages23
JournalProsthesis
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • antibacterial activity
  • antimicrobial properties
  • drug delivery
  • polymeric nanoparticles
  • surface functionalization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Oral Surgery
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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