|Posted: Sep 05, 2014|
Nanotechnology and drug delivery: platforms
|(Nanowerk News) 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 – Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, Volume One: Nanoplatforms in Drug Delivery – 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.
Table of Contents
Prologue - Josť L. Arias
Key Aspects in Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery - Josť L. Arias
|Drug Delivery and Release from Polymeric Nanomaterials - Cornelia Vasile, Ana Maria Oprea, Manuela Tatiana Nistor and Anca-Maria Cojocariu|
|Nano-Sized Polymeric Drug Carrier Systems - Cornelia Vasile, Manuela Tatiana Nistor and Anca-Maria Cojocariu|
|Reversible Cross-Linked Polymeric Nanoplatform in Drug Delivery - Yuanpei Li, Kai Xiao and Kit S. Lam|
|Cyclodextrins in Drug Delivery - Nazli Erdogar and Erem Bilensoy|
|Drug Delivery Systems Based on Tyrosine-derived Nanospheres (TyroSpheres™) - Zheng Zhang, Tannaz Ramezanli, Pei-Chin Tsai and Bozena B. Michniak-Kohn|
|Carbon Nanotubes for Drug Delivery Applications - Yitzhak Rosen and Pablo Gurman|
|Metallic Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems - Varsha B. Pokharkar, Vividha V. Dhapte and Shivajirao S. Kadam|
|Porous Silica Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Controlled Release - Xiaoxing Sun and Brian G. Trewyn|
|Iron Oxides in Drug Delivery - Fahima Dilnawaz and Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo|
|Nanoengineered Magnetic Field-Induced Targeted Drug Delivery System with Stimuli Responsive Release - R. Devesh K. Misra|
|Source: CRC Press|
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