Drug Delivery Concepts in Nanoscience

by Alf Lamprecht

This book provides state-of-the-art research material in the area of nanotherapeutics. Its content is clear and didactic and reflects modern knowledge and thinking in pharmaceutics. It is a precious book for all types of readers, including students, research scientists, pharmacists from the industry and practitioners from hospitals who want to expand their knowledge about nanomedicine.

Prof. Jean-Pierre Benoit, University of Angers, France
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814241021
  • Subject: Cell, Tissue and Genetic Engineering
  • Published: July 2008
  • Pages: 292

An important and exciting aspect in the newly developing field of nanomedicine is the use of nanoparticle drug delivery systems that allows for innovative therapeutic approaches. Because of their small size, these drug delivery systems are promising tools in therapeutic approaches such as selective or targeted drug delivery towards a specific tissue or organ, enhanced drug transport across biological barriers and intracellular drug delivery.

This timely book provides an overview of possible therapeutic applications. The first part of the book highlights general properties of and phenomena observed with nanoparticles, and the subsequent consequences for applications in drug delivery. The second part focuses on the therapeutic approaches that are possible through the use of nanoparticles, with each chapter discussing a specific disease (e.g., diabetes, cancer, inflammation) and the relevant therapeutic approaches based on the design of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems. From this concise book, readers will gain an insight into the basics of nanoparticle preparation and find a more detailed account of what is therapeutically feasible by using nanoparticle approaches.