The Need for Drugs and Drug Delivery Systems.- Overview of Controlled Release Mechanisms.- Hydrophobic Polymers of Pharmaceutical Significance.- Hydrogels.- Biodegradable Polymers in Drug Delivery Systems.- Diffusion Controlled Drug Delivery Systems.- Swelling Controlled Drug Delivery Systems.- Degradable Polymeric Carriers for Parenteral Controlled Drug Delivery Systems.- Porous Systems.- Targeted Delivery Using Biodegradable polymeric Nanoparticles.- Liposomes in Drug Delivery.- Receptor Mediated Delivery Systems for Cancer Therapeutics.- Biological Rhythms, Drug Delivery, and Chronotherapeutics.- Site Specific Controlled Release for Cardiovascular Disease - Translational Direction.- Drug Delivery Systems to Fight Cancer.- Applications of Vaccine Delivery in Infectious Diseases.- Tissue Engineering in Drug Delivery.- The Shaping of Controlled Release Drug Product Development by Emerging Trends in the Commercial, Regulatory and Political Macro-Environment
This book approaches the subject from a mechanistic perspective that pitches the language at a level that is understandable to those entering the field and who are not familiar with its common phrases or complex terms. It provides a simple encapsulation of concepts and expands on them. In each chapter the basic concept is explained as simply and clearly as possible without a great deal of detail, then in subsequent sections additional material, exceptions to the general rule, examples, etc., is introduced and built up. Such material was generously supplemented with diagrams; conceptually elegant line diagrams in two or three colors. The artwork was well thought out and able to condense the scientific principles into a novel and visually exciting form. The diagrams encourage browsing or draw the reader to salient points. In addition, the technique of highlighting key concepts in a separate box is used throughout each chapter.
Text easy to understand
Book is generously supplemented with diagrams
Covers among others mechanisms and modeling of drug delivery, overview of applied therapeutics, and concepts of temporal, spatial and chronotherapeutic approaches to drug delivery