This will be the fifth title in the new "ULLA" series - a series of innovative introductory textbooks for students in pharmaceutical sciences. This text gives a comprehensive review of polymer chemistry research and development in pharmaceutics giving insights and up-to-date information into the rationale behind the use of such molecules, their physicochemical characteristics, synthetic routes, and practical examples of formulation design using these substances. It is an essential reading for any aspiring researcher in this area forming a sound foundation from which to build on.
1. Introduction: Why Study Polymers for the Health Sciences; 2. General Characteristics of Polymers for their Biomedical use; 3. Main Synthetic Processes and Sources, an Overview; 4. Special Properties of Polymers.