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Novel Approaches for Drug Delivery

Book Description

Providing optimal care to patients is a primary concern in the healthcare field. By utilizing the latest resources and research in biomedical applications, the needs and expectations of patients can be successfully exceeded. Novel Approaches for Drug Delivery is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on emerging developments within the pharmaceutical industry, examining the current state and future directions of drug delivery systems. Highlighting therapeutic applications, predictive toxicology, and risk assessment perspectives, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, pharmacists, graduate-level students, scientists, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. CHAPTER COMPOSITION
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Introduction
    1. Chapter 1: An Overview of Therapeutic Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
  10. Section 2: Liposomes
    1. Chapter 2: Liposomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PROPERTIES AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF LIPOSOMES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 3: Liposomes
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Section 3: Niosomes
    1. Chapter 4: Non-Ionic Surfactant Vesicles (Niosomes) as New Drug Delivery Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BILAYER INDUCING AGENTS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
  12. Section 4: Pharmacosomes
    1. Chapter 5: Vesicular Drug Delivery Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
  13. Section 5: Transfersomes and Protransfersomes
    1. Chapter 6: Transfersomes and Protransfersome
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. APPLICATION OF TRANSFERSOMES AND PRO-TRANSFERSOMESS
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
  14. Section 6: Biosimilars
    1. Chapter 7: Biosimilars
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REGULATORY MODELS FOR BIOSIMILARS
      4. FUTURE PROSPECTS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
  15. Section 7: Liquid Crystals
    1. Chapter 8: Liquid Crystalline System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LYOTROPIC LIQUID CRYSTALS
      4. POLYMERS USED IN LIQUID CRYSTALLINE SYSTEM
      5. ADVANTAGES
      6. GENERAL METHOD FOR THE PREPRATION OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE SYSTEM
      7. EVALUATION PARAMETERS OF LIQUID CRYSTALLINE SYSTEM
      8. APPLICATIONS
      9. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 9: Liquid Crystal Systems in Drug Delivery
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CLASSIFICATION
      4. CHARACTERIZATION
      5. APPLICATIONS AS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEMS
      6. CUBIC LIQUID CRYSTALS AS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
      7. HEXAGONAL LIQUID CRYSTALS AS DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  16. Section 8: Dendrimers
    1. Chapter 10: Multifunctional Dendrimers for Drug Nanocarriers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE APPROACHES TO DENDRIMER SYNTHESIS
      4. THE DENDRIMERS WITH ACTIVE TUMOR-TARGETING CAPACITY
      5. THE DENDRIMERS WITH IMAGING CAPACITY FOR DRUG DELIVERY
      6. STIMULI-SENSITIVE DENDRIMERS FOR CONTROLLABLE DRUG DELIVERY
      7. THE NOVEL MICELLE - OR LIPOSOME - LIKE NANOCARRIERS
      8. CONCLUSION AND PERSPECTIVES
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Section 9: Polymetric Systems
    1. Chapter 11: Smart Hydrogels for Pharmaceutical Applications
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HYDROGELS TYPES
      4. HYDROGELS FOR PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 12: Rational Design of Polymeric Micelle for Cancer Therapy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. “SMART” POLYMERIC MICELLES
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
  18. Section 10: Nanotechnology
    1. Chapter 13: Pharmaceutical and Medical Applications of Nanofibers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. 1. NANOFIBERS
      5. 2. NANOFIBERS BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS
      6. 3. TISSUE ENGINEERING SCAFFOLDS
      7. 4. NANOFIBERS AS DRUG DELIVERY DEVICES
      8. 5. ELECTROSPINNING
      9. 6. DRUG LOADING TECHNIQUES
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 14: Application of Nanoparticles as a Drug Delivery System
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. PREPARATION OF NANOPARTICLES
      4. 3. CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOPARTICULATE DRUG CARRIERS
      5. 4. PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS OF NANOPARTICLES
      6. REFERENCES
    3. Chapter 15: Therapeutic Applications of Nanobiomaterials
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. TYPE OF NANOBIOMATERIALS
      4. 3. GENERAL BIOLOGICAL BARRIERS FOR THERAPEUTICS
      5. 4. SURFACE FUNCTIONALIZATION OF NANOBIOMATERIALS
      6. 5. THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS OF NANOBIOMATERIALS
      7. 6. COMMERCIAL PROSPECTS AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
      8. 7. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      10. REFERENCES
  19. Compilation of References
  20. About the Contributors