Nanoparticle Technology for Drug Delivery

Ram B. Gupta, Uday B. Kompella

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January 13, 2006 by CRC Press
Professional - 416 Pages - 81 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781574448573 - CAT# DK5687
Series: Drugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences

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Linking advances in physics, engineering, materials science, chemistry, and biotechnology for the utilization of nanoparticles in drug delivery, this guide
  • describes methods for the manufacture of nanoparticles including milling, homogenization, and supercritical fluid technology
  • offers technologies for stabilizing nanoparticles
  • presents drug delivery applications of nanoparticles by parenteral and oral routes
  • describes the latest advances in the application of nanoparticles for drug delivery to the brain and eye
  • summarizes the recent developments in the use of nanoparticles for gene delivery
  • details the characterization of nanoparticles at the material and physicochemical level
  • provides nanoparticles technologies for the delivery of conventional and contemporary drugs
  • highlights the efficacy and potential toxicity of nanoparticles
  • Summary

    Nanoparticles, products of nanotechnology, are of increasing interest to the pharmaceutical community. They can increase drug solubility, enhance bioavailability, allow tissue targeting, offer decreased side-effects, and improve therapeutic efficacy. Presenting the most pertinent and practical issues in the manufacturing and biological application of nanoparticles, this source presents state-of-the-art scientific contributions by seasoned authorities in the field.