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Drug Delivery Nanosystems

From Bioinspiration and Biomimetics to Clinical Applications

edited by Natassa Pippa, Costas Demetzos and Stergios Pispas

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774925
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: January 2019
  • Pages: 434

This book presents some recent trends and research achievements in the field of pharmaceutical nanotechnology and advanced drug delivery nanosystems, especially for theranostic purposes. The applications of drug delivery nanosystems that are considered carriers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) (i.e., small molecules, proteins, peptides, and nucleic acids) are analyzed on the basis of technology, preparation protocols, and biomedical applications. Namely, nanocrystals, dendrimers, cyclodextrin-based systems, carbon nanotubes, nanoshells, hydrogels, etc., are presented in considerable depth, and special attention is given to the pharmaceutical technology and biomedical applications purposed on the basis of their design and development approaches. The book extensively reports on the principles and design protocols, as well as applications, of nanosystems in drug delivery, imaging, and targeting of active molecules of pharmaceutical interest.

Key Features:

  • The book covers research and recent advancements in pharmaceutical nanotechnology and advanced delivery nanosystems, including metal nanoclusters, nanocrystals, micelles, dendrimers, and complexes.
  • Each chapter is accompanied by recent literature and illustrative figures.
  • There is an extensive report on the principles and design protocols, as well as on applications of nanosystems in drug delivery, imaging, and targeting.