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Naturally Based Biomaterials and Therapeutics

The Case of India

  • Bridges biomaterials science and public health

  • Discusses the distinct advantages of naturally-derived materials for the developing world

  • Appeals to public policy, public health, clinical, scientific, and business communities


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Veda Eswarappa, Sujata K. Bhatia
      Pages 3-13
    3. Veda Eswarappa, Sujata K. Bhatia
      Pages 15-24
  3. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Veda Eswarappa, Sujata K. Bhatia
      Pages 27-79
  4. Part III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Veda Eswarappa, Sujata K. Bhatia
      Pages 83-90

About this book


This book advances biomedical innovations to address the plethora of health problems afflicting the developing world. A panoply of cultural, economic, infrastructural, and other factors prevent many interventions currently popular in the developed world from being similarly effective in the developing world. This book discusses less-traditional approaches, such as naturally based biomaterials and therapeutics, an area that has traditionally been overlooked but has also demonstrated impressive potential for health applications in recent years. This book explores precisely the kinds of applications which can enable countries like India to access more effective, inexpensive treatments while also taking more ownership of their healthcare technologies and innovations.


Biomaterials for Developing Countires Biomaterials in India Drug-eluting Stents Global Health in India Global Health in the Developing World Intestinal Parasites Natural Products Therapeutics in the Developing World

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., School of Eng. and Applied ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2., School of Engineering & Applied ScienceHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

About the authors

Veda Eswarappa is a doctoral candidate at Harvard University.

Sujata K. Bhatia is a professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Harvard University.

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