Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1: Novel Drug Carriers

Raj K. Keservani, Anil K. Sharma, Rajesh K. Kesharwani

November 20, 2017 by Apple Academic Press
Reference - 436 Pages - 17 Color & 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771885836 - CAT# N11892

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Features

  • Describes the general characteristics of several nanosystems that have applications in drug delivery
  • Discusses the general features of nanoparticles, encompassing preparation methods, evaluations parameters, and different polymers used in formulation, with commercial applications listed
  • Explores the role of nanotechnology in therapeutics
  • Provides an overview of the drug delivery systems (DDS), based on natural and/or synthetic polymers as carriers for the active substances, proteins, or cells
  • Discusses biomaterials used for drug delivery, both natural as well as synthetic
  • Examines the applications of CNTs used as nanocarriers in drug and biomolecule delivery for chemotherapeutic use and also studies the pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and toxicity of different forms of CNTs
  • Includes an overview of dendrimers, with their therapeutic relevance discussed
  • Explains the general aspects of nanofibers and enumerates the various preparation techniques
  • Presents an historical map of liposomes and nanoparticles
  • Explores the use of nanotechnology for cosmetic herbal actives in beauty products
  • Discusses the applications of nanotechnology-based products confined as carriers of antibacterial actives
  • Explains the targeting potential of nanosystems for precise delivery of therapeutic agents

Summary

This volume, the first of the two-volume Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems series, presents a full picture of the state-of-the-art research and development in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications. It addresses the ever-expanding application of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques.

Many methods of drug delivery systems have been used, but very few of them have been validated for medical use. A major reason for the above situation, the editors believe, is the gap between academia and research, and the gap between academic research and real-time clinical applications and needs. This volume addresses that gap.

This volume presents 12 chapters that provide information about the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite materials used in drug delivery systems; advanced research of carbon nanotubes, nanocomposite materials, and polymer-clay, ceramics, and silicate glass-based nanocomposites; and the functionality of graphene nanocomposites. The book also provides detailed information on the application of nanotechnology in drug delivery systems in health care systems and medicine. The book describes how nanostructures are synthesized and draws attention to wide variety of nanostructures available for biological research and treatment applications.

This valuable volume provides a wealth of information that will be valuable to scientists and researchers, faculty, and students.

Volume 2 of the two-volume series is subtitled Drug Targeting Aspects of Nanotechnology. The volumes are available separately or as a set.

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