Biodegradable Polymers: A Novel Stride in Drug Delivery and Therapeutics

Gundawar Ravi, Padmini Iriventi, Riyaz Ali M. Osmani

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Abstract

Global consumption and natural resistance to degradation have increased in the case of plastic and polymers. Their accumulation in the environment is of increasing concern. Currently available plastics are mostly produced from petrochemical products, but there is a growing demand for eco-friendly polymers. The use of bio-based polymers, which are produced from renewable resources, and biodegradable polymers, which are degraded in the environment, will lead to a more sustainable society and help us solve global environmental and waste management problems. Biodegradable materials are used in packaging, agriculture, medicine, and other areas. In recent years there has been an increase in interest in biodegradable polymers. The following review presents an overview of the different biodegradable polymers that are currently being used and their properties, as well as new developments in their synthesis and applications in drug delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3047-3053
Number of pages7
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06-2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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