Colloid and Interface Science in Pharmaceutical Research and Development describes the role of colloid and surface chemistry in the pharmaceutical sciences. It gives a detailed account of colloid theory, and explains physicochemical properties of the colloidal-pharmaceutical systems, and the methods for their measurement.
The book starts with fundamentals in Part I, covering fundamental aspects of colloid and interface sciences as applied to pharmaceutical sciences and thus should be suitable for teaching. Parts II and III treat applications and measurements, and they explains the application of these properties and their influence and use for the development of new drugs.
- Provides a clear description of the fundamentals of colloid and interface science relevant to drug research and development
- Explains the physicochemical/colloidal basis of pharmaceutical science
- Lists modern experimental characterization techniques, provides analytical equations and explanations on analyzing the experimental data
- Describes the most advanced techniques, AFM (Atomic Force Microscopy), SFA (Surface Force Apparatus) in detail
Part I Fundamentals
Interaction between drugs
Response of colloidal drugs to external fields
Aggregation of drugs
Concentrated drug particles
Rheology of colloidal suspensions
Part II Applications of Colloid and Interface Science in Pharmaceutical sciences
Liposomes and micelles
Binding of drugs on liposomes
Drug delivery system
Drug permeation through biological membranes
Part III Measurements
Zeta potential of colloidal drugs
Atomic force microscope
Surface force apparatus
Hiroyuki Ohshima is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. He is the author or co-author of 10 books and over 300 book chapters and journal publications reflecting his research interests in colloid and interface sciences as well as biophysical chemistry. He spent his post-doc life at University of Melbourne, State University of New York at Buffalo, and University of Utah. Dr. Ohshima received the B.S. (1968), M.S. (1970), and Ph.D. (1974) degrees in physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan. Currently he edits two journals, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces (Elsevier) and Colloid and Polymer Science (Springer).
Kimiko Makino is a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the Tokyo University of Science, Japan. She is the author or co-author of 1 book and over 120 book chapters and journal publications reflecting her research interests in colloid and interface sciences as well as pharmaceutical science. She spent her post-doc life at University of Utah. Dr. Makino received the B.S. (1979), M.S. (1981), and Ph.D. (1986) degrees in pharmaceutical science from Tokyo University of Science. She currently serves as the head of the Center for Physical Pharmaceutics of Tokyo University of Science. She has just been appointed as new Co-Editor in Chief of Journal of Microencapsulation (Informa Healthcare/Taylor & Francis).