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 - José L. Arias

Key Aspects in Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery - José 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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