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Engineering Polymer Systems For Improved Drug Delivery

Author : Rebecca A. Bader
ISBN : 9781118747803
Genre : Social Science
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Polymers have played a critical role in the rational design and application of drug delivery systems that increase the efficacy and reduce the toxicity of new and conventional therapeutics. Beginning with an introduction to the fundamentals of drug delivery, Engineering Polymer Systems for Improved Drug Delivery explores traditional drug delivery techniques as well as emerging advanced drug delivery techniques. By reviewing many types of polymeric drug delivery systems, and including key points, worked examples and homework problems, this book will serve as a guide to for specialists and non-specialists as well as a graduate level text for drug delivery courses.

Bioinspired And Biomimetic Polymer Systems For Drug And Gene Delivery

Author : Zhongwei Gu
ISBN : 9783527334209
Genre : Medical
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Here, front-line researchers in the booming field of nanobiotechnology describe the most promising approaches for bioinspired drug delivery, encompassing small molecule delivery, delivery of therapeutic proteins and gene delivery. The carriers surveyed include polymeric, proteinaceous and lipid systems on the nanoscale, with a focus on their adaptability for different cargoes and target tissues. Thanks to the broad coverage of carriers as well as cargoes discussed, every researcher in the field will find valuable information here.

Biodegradable And Biocompatible Polymer Composites

Author : Navinchandra Gopal Shimpi
ISBN : 9780081010587
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Biodegradable and Biocompatible Polymer Composites: Processing, Properties and Applications begins by discussing the current state-of-the-art, new challenges and opportunities for various biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composite systems. Interfacial characterization of composites and the structure-property relationships in various composite systems are explained in detail via a theoretical model. Processing techniques for various macro and nanocomposite systems and the influence of processing parameters on properties of the composite are also reviewed in detail. The characterization of microstructure, elastic, visco-elastic, static and dynamic mechanical, thermal, rheological, optical, and electrical properties are highlighted, as are a broad range of applications. The book is a useful reference resource for both researchers and engineers working in composites materials science, biotechnology and nanotechnology, and is also useful for students attending chemistry, physics, and materials science and engineering courses. Presents recent outcomes and highlights the going importance of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites and their impact on the environment Analyzes all the main processing techniques, characterization and applications of biodegradable composites Written by leading international experts working in the field of biodegradable and biocompatible polymer composites Covers a broad range of application fields, including medical and pharmaceutical, agricultural, packaging and transport

Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems

Author : Edith Mathiowitz
ISBN : 1420001345
Genre : Medical
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This invaluable reference presents a comprehensive review of the basic methods for characterizing bioadhesive materials and improving vehicle targeting and uptake-offering possibilities for reformulating existing compounds to create new pharmaceuticals at lower development costs. Evaluates the unique carrier characteristics of bioadhesive polymers and their power to enhance localization of delivered agents, local bioavailability, and drug absorption and transport! Written by over 50 international experts and reflecting broad knowledge of both traditional bioadhesive strategies and novel clinical applications, Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems discusses mechanical and chemical bonding, polymer-mucus interactions, the effect of surface energy in bioadhesion, polymer hydration, and mucus rheology analyzes biochemical properties of mucus and glycoproteins, cell adhesion molecules, and cellular interaction with two- and three-dimensional surfaces covers microbalances and magnetic force transducers, atomic force microscopy, direct measurements of molecular level adhesions, and methods to measure cell-cell interactions examines bioadhesive carriers, diffusion or penetration enhancers, and lectin-targeted vehicles describes vaginal, nasal, buccal, ocular, and transdermal drug delivery reviews bioadhesive interactions with the mucosal tissues of the eye and mouth, and those in the respiratory, urinary, and gastrointestinal tracts explores issues of product development, clinical testing, and production and more! Amply referenced with over 1400 bibliographic citations, and illustrated with more than 300 drawings, photographs, tables, and display equations, Bioadhesive Drug Delivery Systems serves as a sound basis for innovation in bioadhesive systems and an excellent introduction to the subject. This unique reference is ideal for pharmaceutical scientists and technologists; chemical, polymer, and plastics engineers; biochemists; physical, surface, and colloid chemists; biologists; and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in these disciplines.

The Comprehensive Treatment Of The Aging Spine E Book

Author : James J. Yue
ISBN : 9781455700035
Genre : Medical
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The Comprehensive Treatment of the Aging Spine provides all the state-of-the-art coverage you need on both operative and non-operative treatments for different clinical pathologies of the aging spine. Dr James Yue and a team of talented, pioneering orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons cover hot topics like minimally invasive fusion, dynamic stabilization, state-of-the-art intraspinous and biologic devices, and print and online. Search the full text and access a video library online at Master the very latest techniques and technologies through detailed step-by-step surgical instructions, tips, and pearls. Stay current on the state-of-the-art in intraspinous and biologic devices—such as Stent (Alphatec) and Optimesh Spineology; thoracic techniques—kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and spacers; and conservative treatment modalities—including injection therapies, acupuncture, and yoga. Make expert-guided decisions on techniques and device selection using the collective clinical experience of pioneering editors and contributors. Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the full range of available microsurgical and endoscopic techniques for management of cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine pathology—minimally invasive fusion, reconstruction, decompression, and dynamic stabilization.

Polymers In Medicine

Author : Emo Chiellini
ISBN : 9781461576433
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book contains the collected papers presented at the Inter national Symposium on Polymers in Medicine, Biomedical and Pharma cological Applications, which was held at Porto Cervo, Italy, May 24-28, 1982. To the best of our knowledge, this symposium was the first to be organized in Italy entirely devoted to the several aspects of the use of synthetic and semisynthetic macromolecular materials in the field of biomedical and pharmacological applications. The inten~ tion of the Organizing Committee of the symposium was the promotion of a scientific and cultural initiative to gain the attention of various experts in line research of the potential of suitably de signed "man-made" polymeric materials in biomedical applications. With highly qualified and worldwide attendance, the above goal was fully satisfied. Indeed the opportunity of meeting to gether in a well conceived and discreet corner of the world, scien tists with different cultural backgrounds and objectives helped ex tend the meaning of the symposium far beyond the Italian borders and the perspectives of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) , the major sponsor of the meeting.

Colloids In Drug Delivery

Author : Monzer Fanun
ISBN : 1439818266
Genre : Medical
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Colloidal drug delivery systems present a range of therapeutic benefits in the treatment of a number of challenging conditions, allowing researchers to cross barriers that have previously prevented efficient treatment while offering improved and more targeted absorption. Summarizing recent research in the field, Colloids in Drug Delivery assembles the work of 65 of the world’s leading colloid scientists who examine the full spectrum of this rapidly emerging science, from pure to applied, most of it drawn from their own experience and research. The book begins by examining the basics of surfactant and polymer surface activity and self-assembly, the various types of structures formed by such compounds, and their use in drug delivery and biotechnology. It examines the development of controlled and targeted delivery systems by utilizing the various properties of colloids before moving on to discuss various applications and fields of research. Topics discussed include: The use of hard, soft, and macromolecular colloidal drug delivery systems formed by surfactants, polymers, proteins, and lipids Recent advances in procolloidal systems, self-emulsifying drug delivery systems, and aerosol applications to pharmaceutical drug delivery Colloidal nanocarriers for imaging applications and the treatment of dental and periodontal diseases Classification and application of colloidal drug delivery systems in tumor targeting The use of colloids for improved nasal, ocular, vaginal, oral, buccal, gastrointestinal, and colon drug delivery Examining topics necessary to the critical evaluation of a drug candidate’s potential for delivery, the book also describes the preparation, classification, interfacial activity, surface modifications and influence on particle characteristics, drug delivery, and drug targeting. Each chapter in this expansive volume explains why a particular system is used for the intended application, how it is made, and how it behaves. All those concerned with the research, development, and manufacture of drugs will find this a valuable reference, offering a wealth of research upon which they can build.

Handbook Of Pharmaceutical Controlled Release Technology

Author : Donald L. Wise
ISBN : 0824703693
Genre : Medical
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The Handbook of Pharmaceutical Controlled Release Technology reviews the design, fabrication, methodology, administration, and classifications of various drug delivery systems, including matrices, and membrane controlled reservoir, bioerodible, and pendant chain systems. Contains cutting-edge research on the controlled delivery of biomolecules! Discussing the advantages and limitations of controlled release systems, the Handbook of Pharmaceutical Controlled Release Technology covers oral, transdermal, parenteral, and implantable delivery of drugs discusses modification methods to achieve desired release kinetics highlights constraints of system design for practical clinical application analyzes diffusion equations and mathematical modeling considers environmental acceptance and tissue compatibility of biopolymeric systems for biologically active agents evaluates polymers as drug delivery carriers describes peptide, protein, micro-, and nanoparticulate release systems examines the cost, comfort, disease control, side effects, and patient compliance of numerous delivery systems and devices and more!

Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems

Author : Yoon Yeo
ISBN : 9781118570517
Genre : Science
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Frank discussions of opportunities and challenges pointthe way to new, more effective drug delivery systems Interest in nanomedicine has grown tremendously, fueled by theexpectation that continued research will lead to the safe,efficient, and cost-effective delivery of drugs or imaging agentsto human tissues and organs. The field, however, has faced severalchallenges attempting to translate novel ideas into clinicalbenefits. With contributions from an international team of leadingnanomedicine researchers, this book provides a practical assessmentof the possibilities and the challenges of modern nanomedicine thatwill enable the development of clinically effective nanoparticulatedrug delivery products and systems. Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems focuses on therationales and preclinical evaluation of new nanoparticulate drugcarriers that have yet to be thoroughly reviewed in the literature.The first chapter sets the stage with a general overview oftargeted nanomedicine. The book then explores new and promisingnanoparticulate drug delivery systems, including: Lipid nanoparticles for the delivery of nucleic acids Multifunctional dendritic nanocarriers Polymer drug nanoconjugates Next, the book presents new opportunities and challenges fornanoparticulate drug delivery systems, including: Clearance of nanoparticles during circulation Drug delivery strategies for combatting multiple drugresistance Toxicological assessment of nanomedicine Chapters offer state-of-the-technology reviews with extensivereferences to facilitate further investigation. Moreover, eachchapter concludes with an expert assessment of remainingchallenges, pointing the way to solutions and new avenues ofresearch. With its frank discussions of opportunities and challenges,Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems sets a solidfoundation for new research leading to the discovery anddevelopment of better nanomedicines.

Tissue Engineering I

Author : Kyongbum Lee
ISBN : 9783540319443
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book covers trends in modern biotechnology. All aspects of this interdisciplinary technology, where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Chemical Engineering and Computer Science, are treated. More information as well as the electronic version available at

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