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Course, academic year 2021/2022
Polymer Materials in Medicine and Pharmacy - P112004
Title: Polymerní materiály v lékařství a farmacii
Guaranteed by: Department of Polymers (112)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2019
Semester: both
Points: 0
E-Credits: 0
Examination process:
Hours per week, examination: 3/0, other [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer:unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Brožek Jiří prof. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: AP112004
Annotation -
The course is focused on natural polymers, their modifications and selected synthetic polymers which are applicable in medicine and pharmacy. A special attention will be given on biocompatibility and biodegradation of polymer materials and trends in application of polymers in controlled release and transport of drugs in body.
Last update: Pátková Vlasta (18.04.2018)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

select polymeric materials suitable for specific applications in medicine and pharmacy,

characterize polymeric materials,

select procedures of surface modification related to target application,

explore liability of their applications.

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (18.04.2018)
Literature -

(R) Steinbüchel A., Marchessault R.H.: Biopolymers for Medical and Pharmaceutical Applications, Volume 1, Wiley - VCH Verlag 2005. ISBN 978-3-527-31154-5.

(R) Labarre D., Ponchel G., Vauthier C.: Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Polymers,Pharmaceutical Press 2010,ISBN 978-0 853-69730-5.

(A) Puoci F.: Advanced Polymers in Medicine, Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, ISBN 978-3-319-12478-0.

(A) Bajpai A.K. et al: Smart Biomaterial Devices: Polymers in Biomedical Sciences, CRC Press 2016, ISBN 978-1-498-70698-8.

Last update: Brožek Jiří (17.08.2018)
Learning resources - Czech

Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Technology, J. Wiley @ Sons (

Last update: Brožek Jiří (17.08.2018)
Syllabus -

Polymer materials - synthetic and natural, application possibilities, biocompatibility, biodegradation, polymer - tissue interactions.

Properties of polymers, methods of their characterizatin, structure - properties relationship.

Aplication of polymer materials in medicine.

Polymer materials in pharmacy - covers, subsidiary substances, controlled release of drugs.

Polymer materials related to students Ph.D. studies.

Trends in application of polymer materials in medicine and pharmacy.

Individual project.

Last update: Brožek Jiří (17.08.2018)
Course completion requirements -

Attend seminars, defense of the project and oral examination.

Last update: Brožek Jiří (17.08.2018)