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Chemistry International
Vol. 24, No. 1
January 2002


New Books

Polymers in Medicine

J. Kahovec (Ed.)
Macromolecular Symposia, Vol. 172 Wiley-VCH, 2001, pp. 1-165, ISBN 3-527-30334-0

Contents and Preface

The 40th microsymposium in the series of the Prague Meetings on Macromolecules, organized by the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague since 1967, was devoted to polymers in medicine. All the lectures presented at the microsymposium appear in this special volume. Various aspects of development, structure and properties of diverse polymeric drug delivery systems are discussed in papers of Bae, Einmahl, Heller, Kataoka, Kennedy and Lloyd. Specific aspects of polymer systems designed for cancer therapy are presented, e.g., in the papers of Neuse, Minko or Kabanov, immunological aspects of the use of water-soluble polymer- drug conjugates in cancer therapy are discussed by Ríhiová. The reader will also find papers dealing with other topics of application of polymers, such as cell encapsulation (Lukás), polymer vaccines (Kissel), gene therapy (Hoffman) and collagen-based fibres for blood vessel replacements (Feijen).



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