Functional Hydrogels in Drug Delivery: Key Features and Future Perspectives

Umile Gianfranco Spizzirri, Giuseppe Cirillo

August 16, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 362 Pages - 8 Color & 45 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498749015 - CAT# K27129

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  • Learn about the applicability of hydrogels in drug delivery.
  • Examines how to optimize the releasing profile of therapeutics by hydrogels.
  • Discusses how to modulate the drug release by suitable environmental stimuli.
  • Highlights how natural polymers can be modified producing engineered hydrogels.
  • Discusses how stimuli responsive functionalities can be introduced into hydrogels for drug delivery.


The book deals with the synthesis and characterization of hydrogels specifically used as drug delivery systems. Each chapter includes the most recent updates about the different starting materials employed and the improvement of their physicochemical and biological properties to synthetize high performing carriers for specific uses.


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