Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems, 1st Edition

Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems, 1st Edition

Pages: 400

Publisher: Elsevier

Year of Publication: 2017

Author(s) : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu

Book Description:

This book presents the developments that have taken place in recent years in the field of micro- and nanoscale drug delivery systems. Particular attention is assigned to the fabrication and design of drug delivery systems in order to i) reduce the side effects of therapeutic agents; ii) increase the pharmacological effect and iii) improve aqueous solubility and chemical stability of different therapeutic agents. This book is designed to offer a cogent, concise overview of current scholarship in this important area of research.

Through its focus on the characterization and fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications, this book is a valuable reference source for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers, who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems.

Key Features:

•    Shows how micro- and nanomaterials can be engineered to create more effective drug delivery systems
•    Summarizes cogently current nanotechnology research in the field of drug delivery systems
•    Explores the pros and cons of using particular nanomaterials as therapeutic agents