This volume, the first of the two-volume Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems series, presents a full picture of the state-of-the-art research and development in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications. It addresses the ever-expanding application of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques.
Many methods of drug delivery systems have been used, but very few of them have been validated for medical use. A major reason for the above situation, the editors believe, is the gap between academia and research, and the gap between academic research and real-time clinical applications and needs. This volume addresses that gap.
This volume presents 12 chapters that provide information about the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite materials used in drug delivery systems; advanced research of carbon nanotubes, nanocomposite materials, and polymer-clay, ceramics, and silicate glass-based nanocomposites; and the functionality of graphene nanocomposites. The book also provides detailed information on the application of nanotechnology in drug delivery systems in health care systems and medicine. The book describes how nanostructures are synthesized and draws attention to wide variety of nanostructures available for biological research and treatment applications.
This valuable volume provides a wealth of information that will be valuable to scientists and researchers, faculty, and students.
Volume 2 of the two-volume series is subtitled Drug Targeting Aspects of Nanotechnology. The volumes are available separately or as a set.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Raj K. Keservani, Rajesh K. Kesharwani, and Anil K. Sharma
Nanoparticles: General Aspects and Applications
Onur Alpturk and Ceyda Tuba Sengel-Turk
Nanotechnology in Medicine: Drug Delivery Systems
Elena Campano-Cuevas, Ana Mora-Boza, Gabriel Castillo-Dalí, Agustín Rodríguez-Gonzalez-Elipe, María-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Angel Barranco, and Daniel Torres-Lagares
Polymeric Matrix Systems for Drug Delivery
Snežana Ilic-Stojanovic, Ljubiša Nikolic, Vesna Nikolic, Dušica Ilic, Ivan S. Ristic, and Ana Tacic
Applications of Nanobiomaterials in Drug Delivery
Yaser Dahman and Hamideh Hosseinabadi
Carbon Nanotubes Used as Nanocarriers in Drug and Biomolecule Delivery
Hua He, Deli Xiao, Lien Ai Pham-Huy, Pierre Dramou, and Chuong Pham-Huy
Dendrimers: A Glimpse of History, Current Progress, and Applications
Surya Prakash Gautam, Arun Kumar Gupta, Revati Gupta, Tapsya Gautam, and Maninder Pal Singh
Nanofibers: Production Techniques and Applications
Hemant K. S Yadav, Nour A. H Alhalabi, and Ghufran A. R Alsalloum
Drug and Food Applications of Liposomes and Nanoparticles: From Benchmark to Bedside?
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza and Renan Martins dos Santos
Nanotechnology for Cosmetic Herbal Actives: Is It a New Beauty Regime?
Antimicrobial Activity of Nanotechnological Products
Leonardo Quintana Soares Lopes, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, and Roberto Christ Vianna Santos
Drug Targeting: Principles and Applications
Ruslan G. Tuguntaev, Ahmed Shaker Eltahan, Satyajeet S. Salvi, and Xing-Jie Liang
Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is affiliated with the Sagar Institute of Research and Technology-Pharmacy, Bhopal, India. He has more than seven years of experience in pharmaceutical education at various institutes in India. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, fifteen book chapters, two co-authored books, and two edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), transdermal drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology.
Anil K. Sharma, MPharm, is working as a lecturer at the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, India. He has more than six years of academic experience in pharmaceutical sciences. He has published 26 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, as well as 12 book chapters. His research interests encompass nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), drug delivery, nanotechnology, health science/life science, and biology/cancer biology/neurobiology.
Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, has more than seven years of research and two years of teaching experience at various institutes in India, imparting bioinformatics and biotechnology education. He has received several awards, including the NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puruskar-2013 by The National Academy of Sciences of India. He has authored over 32 peer-reviewed articles and ten book chapters. He has been a member of many scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. His research fields of interest are medical informatics, protein structure and function prediction, computer-aided drug designing, structural biology, drug delivery, cancer biology, and next-generation sequence analysis.