Provides comprehensive coverage of recent advances in polymers as materials of significance in biological and biomedical research. Addresses synthesis, surface activation, and characterization of biomaterials. Examines biological effects related to specific physical chemical factors. Explores synthetic bioactive chain molecules and polymers for controlled transport of active agents. An introductory section contains reviews of fast-growing research areas which provide concise introductory notes to succeeding parts of the book.Shalaby, Shalaby W. is the author of 'Polymers of Biological and Biomedical Significance' with ISBN 9780841227323 and ISBN 0841227322.