Year of Publication: 2017
Author(s) : Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
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.
• 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