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Nanotechnology and Drug Delivery, Volume One

Nanoplatforms in Drug Delivery, 1st Edition

Edited by José L. Arias

CRC Press

380 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 58 B/W Illus.

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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 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


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

Nazlı Erdoğar and Erem Bilensoy

Drug Delivery Systems Based on Tyrosine-derived Nanospheres (TyroSpheresTM)

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

About the Editor

Arias\, José L.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Pharmacology
MEDICAL / Pharmacy
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General