This book covers the essentials of drug delivery research and provides a unique forum for scientific experimental methods that are exclusively focused by the in-vitro, ex-vivo, and in-vivo methodologies of drug delivery research and felicitates translational research. The book includes recent and novel approaches in evaluation methods of transdermal, nasal, ocular, oral and intraoral, gastro-retentive, colon-targeted, and brain-targeted drug delivery systems. Providing up to date and comprehensive information, this text is invaluable to students, teachers, scientists, and others employed in the field of drug delivery.
Table of Contents
1. In-Vitro and In-Vivo Tools in Emerging Drug Delivery Scenario: Challenges and Updates 2. Intraoral and Peroral Drug Delivery Systems 3. Transdermal Drug Delivery Systems 4. Nasal and Pulmonary Drug Delivery Systems 5. Ocular Drug Delivery Systems 6. Gastroretentive Drug Delivery Systems 7. Colon Targeted Drug Delivery Systems 8. Brain Targeted Drug Delivery Systems 9. Parenteral Drug Delivery Systems Appendix: Characterization Parameter and Common Characterization Tools
Ambikanandan Misra is currently Professor of Pharmacy at Faculty of Pharmacy and former Dean, Faculty of Technology & Engineering (August 2011 to December 2015), and Head, Department of Pharmacy (July 2003- October 2008) at The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India. He has been associated with the field of pharmaceutical sciences in industries and academics for more than 38 years. He is advisor to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and food and cosmetics industries.
With more than 15 years of teaching and research experience, Aliasgar Shahiwala is a Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutics and Graduate Program Director at Dubai Pharmacy College. Prof. Shahiwala received his Masters and Doctorate in pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical technology from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, with high research output in the area of novel drug delivery. His postdoctoral research at Northeastern University, USA was specifically focused on applications of nanotechnology in the field of drug delivery and drug targeting. Prof. Shahiwala has published several international publications in high impact peer reviewed journals, 4 book chapters with internationally renowned publishers, and 1 patent. He is an editor of the book entitled Applications of Polymers in Drug Delivery published by Smithers Rapra Technology, a UK-based publisher. Prof. Shahiwala’s research credentials have established him as a reviewer, a member of editorial board, a speaker, and an invited author for various pharmaceutical scientific journals and conferences. Prof. Shahiwala also has more than 3 years of rich research experience in the Formulation & Development Division of large-scale manufacturers of pharmaceuticals in India as an added technical expertise in his field.