Microfluidics for Pharmaceutical Applications: From Nano/Micro Systems Fabrication to Controlled Drug Delivery is a concept-orientated reference that features case studies on utilizing microfluidics for drug delivery applications. It is a valuable learning reference on microfluidics for drug delivery applications and assists practitioners developing novel drug delivery platforms using microfluidics. It explores advances in microfluidics for drug delivery applications from different perspectives, covering device fabrication, fluid dynamics, cutting-edge microfluidic technology in the global drug delivery industry, lab-on-chip nano/micro fabrication and drug encapsulation, cell encapsulation and delivery, and cell- drug interaction screening.
These microfluidic platforms have revolutionized the drug delivery field, but also show great potential for industrial applications.
- Presents detailed coverage on the fabrication of novel drug delivery systems with desired characteristics, such as uniform size, Janus particles, and particular or combined responsiveness
- Includes a variety of case studies that explain principles
- Focuses on commercialization, cost, safety, society and educational issues of microfluidic applications, showing how microfluidics is used in the real world
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Hélder A. Santos
Section I: Principle of microfluidics
1. Lab-on-a-Chip technology and microfluidics
Senentxu Lanceros, Antonio Francesko & Vanessa F. Cardoso
2. Fluid properties and hydrodynamics of microfluidic systems
Yinghe He, David Wibowo & Chun-Xia Zhao
3. Diffusion and mixing in microfluidic device
Jing Fan, Shuaijun Li, Ziqian Wu & Zi Chen
4. Microfluidic production of multicomponent multiple emulsions
Section II: Microfluidics for drug delivery applications
5. Microfabrication and Microfluidic Devices for Drug Delivery
Manabu Tokeshi, Masatoshi Maeki a& Nicola Kimura
6. Lab-on-a-chip preparation routes for organic nanomaterials for drug delivery
Enza Torino & Enza Torino
7. Microfluidic mixing and devices for preparing nanoparticulate drug delivery systems
Dongfei Liu, Yuezhou Zhang, Hongbo Zhang & Hélder A. Santos
8. Microfluidic production of inorganic nanomaterials for biomedical applications
Manuel Arruebo & Victor Sebastian
9. Lab-on-a-chip synthesis of microparticles for drug encapsulation and controlled release
Liang-Yin Chu & Xiaojie Ju
10. Microfluidic technologies for local drug delivery
Shrike Zhang & Shabir Hassan
11. Droplet-based microfluidics for cell encapsulation and delivery
Dong Chen, Zeyong Sun & Ran Chen
12. Antibody discovery using microfluidic systems
Linas Mazutis, Greta Stonyte & Karolis Simutis
13. Single-cell screening using microfluidic systems
Linas Mazutis, Juozas Nainys & Valdemaras Milkus
Section III: Microfluidics for analysis and drug delivery
14. Lab-on-a-chip techniques for high throughput proteomics and drug discovery
Nauman Khalid, Sania Arif, Isao Kobayashic & Mitsutoshi Nakajimac
15. Microfluidics for chemical analysis and sample manipulation for pharmaceutical applications
Tina Marjukka Sikanen
Section IV: Future prospective and commercialization of microfluidic techniques
16. Future of microfluidics in research and in the market
Adam Bohr, Stefano Colombo & Henrik Jensen
Hélder A. Santos is Associate Professor in Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Principal Investigator/Group Leader, Head of the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, Director of the Doctoral Program in Drug Research, and Head of the Preclinical Drug Formulation and Analysis Group at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Helsinki (Finland). Santos' research is focused on nanobiomaterials, including nanoporous silica/silicon materials and polymeric-based nanoparticles for controlled drug delivery, diagnostics and therapy. The research interests include the development of nanoparticles/nanomedicines for biomedical and healthcare applications. His current work makes the bridge between engineering, pharmaceutical and medical research. His main research focus is in the use of biodegradable and biocompatible nanoporous silicon nanomaterials, polymers, the application of microfluidics technology for nanoparticle production for simultaneous controlled drug delivery, diagnostic and treatment of cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases, and further translation of these nanotechnologies into the clinic. He is the author/co-author of more than 220 publications, including reviews, journal editorials, book chapters and 3 patents (> 4265 citations, h-index = 40), and more than 200 conference proceedings/abstracts.
Dongfei Liu is a Postdoctoral Fellow and PI at the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology, University of Helsinki, Finland. He has developed a versatile and robust microfluidics platform to prepare extremely stable drug nanocrystals.
Hongbo Zhang is an Assistant Professor at Åbo Akademi, Finland. His research focuses on nanostructured materials prepared by microfluidics for drug delivery applications.