Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, Volume One: Nanoplatforms in Drug Delivery

José L. Arias

August 4, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 380 Pages - 4 Color & 58 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466599475 - CAT# K20948


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  • Offers a revolutionary platform for drug delivery using nanotechnology
  • Discusses nanomedicines as an alternative to the often poor absorption and side effects of conventional drug delivery
  • Provides a valuable, cutting-edge reference for both medical doctors and researchers


Pharmacotherapy is often limited by the inefficient activity and severe toxicity of drug molecules. Nanotechnology offers a revolutionary and definitive approach for the efficient delivery of drug molecules to non-healthy tissues and cells. This first volume of a series of two volumes analyzes the basics in the development of drug-loaded nanoplatforms, the so-called nanomedicines. Special attention is given to physicochemical engineering, pharmacokinetics, biocompatibility and biodegradability, representative nanoplatforms (based on lipids, polymers, cyclodextrins, metals, carbon, silica, iron oxides, etc.), and advanced nano-engineering strategies for passive, ligand-mediated, and/or stimuli-sensitive drug delivery and release.