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1st Edition

Colloids in Drug Delivery

Edited By

Monzer Fanun

ISBN 9781138199156
Published November 16, 2016 by CRC Press
652 Pages 179 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Colloidal drug delivery systems present a range of therapeutic benefits in the treatment of a number of challenging conditions, allowing researchers to cross barriers that have previously prevented efficient treatment while offering improved and more targeted absorption. Summarizing recent research in the field, Colloids in Drug Delivery assembles the work of 65 of the world’s leading colloid scientists who examine the full spectrum of this rapidly emerging science, from pure to applied, most of it drawn from their own experience and research.

The book begins by examining the basics of surfactant and polymer surface activity and self-assembly, the various types of structures formed by such compounds, and their use in drug delivery and biotechnology. It examines the development of controlled and targeted delivery systems by utilizing the various properties of colloids before moving on to discuss various applications and fields of research.

Topics discussed include:

  • The use of hard, soft, and macromolecular colloidal drug delivery systems formed by surfactants, polymers, proteins, and lipids
  • Recent advances in procolloidal systems, self-emulsifying drug delivery systems, and aerosol applications to pharmaceutical drug delivery
  • Colloidal nanocarriers for imaging applications and the treatment of dental and periodontal diseases
  • Classification and application of colloidal drug delivery systems in tumor targeting
  • The use of colloids for improved nasal, ocular, vaginal, oral, buccal, gastrointestinal, and colon drug delivery

Examining topics necessary to the critical evaluation of a drug candidate’s potential for delivery, the book also describes the preparation, classification, interfacial activity, surface modifications and influence on particle characteristics, drug delivery, and drug targeting. Each chapter in this expansive volume explains why a particular system is used for the intended application, how it is made, and how it behaves.

All those concerned with the research, development, and manufacture of drugs will find this a valuable reference, offering a wealth of research upon which they can build.

Table of Contents

Surfactants and Block Copolymers in Drug Delivery; A. Misra, K. Florence, M. Lalan, and T. Shah

Application of Colloidal Properties in Drug Delivery; S. Saraf

Polymeric Nanocapsules for Drug Delivery: An Overview; S. S. Guterres, F. S. Poletto, L. M. Colomé, R. P. Raffin, and A. R. Pohlmann

Poly(Alkyl Cyanoacrylate) Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery and Vaccine Development; A. Graf, K. Krauel-Göllner, and T. Rades

Stimuli-Sensitive Polymer Gels for Dermal and Transdermal Drug Delivery and Their Application in the Development of Smart Textile Materials; W. Musial and V. Kokol

Micelles: The Multifunctional Nanocarrier for Colloidal Drug Delivery; C. Mohanty, S. Acharya, and S. K. Sahoo

Multiple Emulsions: An Overview and Pharmaceutical Applications; J. Khurana, S. Singh, and A. K. Dash

Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Applications of Multiple Emulsions; R. Cortesi and E. Esposito

Nanoemulsions as Drug Delivery Systems; F. Tirnaksiz, S. Akkus, and N. Celebi

Microemulsion Systems: Application in Delivery of Poorly Soluble Drugs; L. Djekic and M. Primorac

Diclofenac Solubilization in Mixed Nonionic Surfactants Microemulsions; M. Fanun

Self-Emulsifying Drug Delivery Systems; D. P. Maurya, Y. Sultana, and M. Abul Kalam

Liquid Crystals and Their Application in the Field of Drug Delivery; R. Patel and T. N. Patel

Liquid Crystalline Nanoparticles as Drug Nanocarriers; A. Yaghmur and M. Rappolt

Niosomal Delivery System for Macromolecular Drugs; Y. Huang, F. Yu, and W. Liang

A New Class of Mesoscopic Aggregates as a Novel Drug Delivery System; F. Bordi, C. Cametti, and S. Sennato

Liposomes and Biomacromolecules: Effects of Preparation Protocol on In Vitro Activity; P. Luciani, D. Berti, and P. Baglioni

Colloidal Nanocarrier Systems as a Tool for Improving Antimycobacterial and Antitumor Activities and Reducing the Toxicity of Usnic Acid; N. S. Santos-Magalhães, N. P. S. Santos, M. C. B. Lira, M. S. Ferraz, E. C. Pereira and N. H. Silva

Dendrimers in Drug Delivery; H. Yang

Microsphere: A Novel Drug Delivery System; A. Samad, M. Tariq, M. I. Alam, and M. S. Akhter

Colloids in Aerosol Drug Delivery Systems; N. Islam

Respiratory Aerosol Dynamics with Applications to Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery; J. Xi, P. Worth Longest, and P. J. Anderson

Colloidal Carriers for Drug Delivery in Dental Tissue Engineering; N. Kalaji, N. Sheibat-Othman, and H. Fessi

Classification and Application of Colloidal Drug Delivery Systems: Passive or Active Tumor Targeting; H. Yesim Karasulu, B. Karaca, and E. Karasulu

Nanocarriers for Imaging Applications; V. Patravale and M. Joshi


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Monzer Fanun is a member of the faculty of Science and Technology at Al-Quds University.