Apple Academic Press
422 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 32 B/W Illus.
Focusing on nanoparticulate nanocarriers and recent advances in the field of drug delivery, the volume begins with chapters that provide an informative introduction to polymeric nanoparticles—their general physicochemical features and characteristics, their applications in drug delivery systems, and the challenges involved. Specific applications are discussed, with attention paid to treatment of particular diseases and disorders and the targeting of specific organs.
Part 2 looks at more specific applications and techniques of nanoparticulate nanocarriers for drug delivery, such as the use of magnetic nanoparticles, gold nanoparticles in therapeutics, and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) for the treatment of cancer. Part 3 discusses lipid-based nanoparticulates for various applications, including skin care. The last section of the book explores some of the newer nanoarchitectures, including dendrimers in gene delivery and carbon nanotubes for drug delivery.
Together, the insightful research presented here provides valuable information for those involved in this area, including scientists and researchers and faculty and upper-level students, as well as for industry professionals.
"The rapid development of nanotechnology during the past several years has demonstrated that this technology holds the key to stealth drug delivery systems. This book emphasizes the basic principles of nanotechnology applied to
drug delivery systems. In this context, this book may be a useful reference to students planning on working with nanoparticulatesystems."
Rahmat M. Talukder, PhD, RPh (The University of Texas at Tyler)
Polymeric Nanoparticles: General Features, Polymers, and Formulation Aspects
Marcos Luciano Bruschi, Lizziane Maria Belloto De Francisco, and Mônica Villa Nova
Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery: General Characteristics, Applications, and Challenges
Nanoparticles as Nanopharmaceuticals: Smart Drug Delivery System
Md. Sahab Uddin
Nanoparticles Advance Drug Delivery for Cancer Cells
Hani Nasser Abdelhamid and Hui-Fen Wu
Nanotechnology Based Formulations for Drug Targeting to CNS
Josef Jampílek and Katarína Kráľová
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery
Meenakshi Ponnana and Lakshmi Kiran Chelluri
Overview of Applications of Gold Nanoparticles in Therapeutics
Juliana Palma Abriata, Marcela Tavares Luiz, Giovanni Loureiro Raspantini, Josimar O. Eloy, Raquel Petrilli, Juliana Maldonado Marchetti, and Robert Lee
Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (SPIONs): Application in Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles: General Aspects, Preparation Methods and Applications in Drug Delivery
Marcos Luciano Bruschi, Hélen Cássia Rosseto, and Lucas De Alcântara Sica De Toledo
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery for Skin Care
Sheefali Mahant, Sunil Kumar, Rakesh Pahwa, Deepak Kaushik, Sanju Nanda, and Rekha Rao
Dendrimers in Gene Delivery
Bhupinder Kaur, Surya Prakash Gautam, Ranjit Singh, and Narinder Kumar
Carbon Nanotubes for Drug Delivery: Focus on Antimicrobial Activity
Márcia Ebling De Souza, Dariane Jornada Clerici, and Roberto Christ Vianna Santos