Publisher: Academic Press
Year of Publication: 2024
Author(s) : Sophia G. Antimisiaris
Liposomes in Drug Delivery: What, Where, How and When to Deliver is a concise, well-structured reference covering all the important issues related to the potential of this technology. Organized to provide practical information to researchers from any discipline with a particular therapeutic or bio-active substance to deliver, this book helps readers understand if liposomes can be of benefit for their particular need, what is the best type of liposome to use according to what needs to be delivered, where/when to deliver it, and how to design/prepare/characterize/investigate/optimize liposome properties for a particular application.The book is structured in Four parts. The first covers in a concise but in-depth way, what liposomes are, which are the liposome types, advantages/disadvantages, and what is their stability, characterization methods, in vitro stability, and in vivo fate after different administration methods (routes). The second part focuses on the different mechanisms for liposomal drug delivery. Methodologies/technologies for manipulation of liposome structure/properties in order to design liposomes for particular delivery applications. Specific roadmaps for liposome design are discussed, including components to incorporate in liposomes for specific types of encapsulated molecules or specific routes of administration. The third part covers liposome applications for drug delivery. It focuses on specific delivery considerations for particular diseases. Finally, the fourth part covers methods of liposome fabrication.