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Glycopolymeric Materials for Advanced Applications

Departamento de Química Física Aplicada, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), C/ Francisco Tomás y Valiente 7, Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros (ICTP-CSIC), C/ Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Academic Editor: Klara Hernadi
Materials 2015, 8(5), 2276-2296;
Received: 8 April 2015 / Revised: 24 April 2015 / Accepted: 24 April 2015 / Published: 29 April 2015
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In recent years, glycopolymers have particularly revolutionized the world of macromolecular chemistry and materials in general. Nevertheless, it has been in this century when scientists realize that these materials present great versatility in biosensing, biorecognition, and biomedicine among other areas. This article highlights most relevant glycopolymeric materials, considering that they are only a small example of the research done in this emerging field. The examples described here are selected on the base of novelty, innovation and implementation of glycopolymeric materials. In addition, the future perspectives of this topic will be commented on. View Full-Text
Keywords: glycopolymers; biorecognition; anti-adhesion therapy; bioactive delivery; vaccines; sensors; imaging; diagnostics glycopolymers; biorecognition; anti-adhesion therapy; bioactive delivery; vaccines; sensors; imaging; diagnostics

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Muñoz-Bonilla, A.; Fernández-García, M. Glycopolymeric Materials for Advanced Applications. Materials 2015, 8, 2276-2296.

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