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Chitosan in Drug Delivery

  • Book

  • October 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4894837

Chitosan in Drug Delivery provides thorough insights into chitosan chemistry, collection, chemical modifications, characterization and applications in the pharmaceutical industry and healthcare fields. The book explores molecular weight, degree of deacetylation and molecular geometry, emphasizing recent advances in the field as written by academic, industry and regulatory scientists. It will be a useful resource for pharmaceutical scientists, including industrial pharmacists, analytical scientists, postgraduate students, health care professionals and regulatory scientists actively involved in pharmaceutical product and process development in natural polymers containing drug delivery.

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Table of Contents

1. Chitosan: source, chemistry and properties
2. Chitosan-based single-units for oral drug delivery
3. Chitosan nanoparticles in drug delivery
4. Chitosan in transdermal drug delivery
5. Chitosan in ocular drug delivery
6. Chitosan in colon-targeted drug delivery
7. Chitosan as biomaterial for implantable drug delivery
8. Chitosan-based systems in cancer therapeutics
9. Chitosan-based hydrogels in drug delivery
10. In situ gels of chitosan for drug delivery applications
11. Chitosan as mucoadhesive polymer used in drug delivery
12. Thiolated chitosan as improved bioadhesive polymer in drug delivery
13. Cross-linked chitosans in drug delivery
14. Graft copolymers of chitosan in drug delivery applications
15. PEGylated chitosans in drug delivery applications
16. Carboxymethyl chitosan in drug delivery
17. Polyelectrolyte complex and interpenetrated network systems made of chitosan in drug delivery
18. Chitosan as a responsive biopolymer in drug delivery
19. Chitosan-based nanobiocomposites in drug delivery
20. Chitosan for delivery of biomolecules


Md Saquib Hasnain Department of Pharmacy, Palamau Institute of Pharmacy, Daltonganj, Jharkhand, India. Prof. (Dr.) Md Saquib Hasnain has over 10 years of research experience in the field of drug delivery and pharmaceutical formulation analyses, especially systematic development and characterization of diverse nanostructured drug delivery systems, controlled release drug delivery systems, bioenhanced drug delivery systems, nanomaterials and nanocomposites employing Quality by Design approaches and many more. Till date he has authored over 70 publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals, more than 100 book chapters and 16 books to his credit. He is also serving as the reviewer of several prestigious journals. Overall, he has earned a highly impressive publishing and cited record in Google Scholar (h-index: 32). He has also participated and presented his research work at over ten conferences in India, and abroad. He was also a member of scientific societies i.e., Royal Society of Chemistry, Great Britain, International Association of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry, Switzerland and Swiss Chemical Society, Switzerland. Sarwar Beg Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard University, New Delhi, India. Sarwar Beg, PhD is currently serving as AMS-DBT Newton International Fellow at University of Central Lancashire, UK, and working in the area of glioblastoma research using targeted nanomedicines. He is also serving as the Assistant Professor at Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi. He has over a decade of teaching and research experience in the field of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics, especially in the development of novel and nanostructured drug delivery systems using Quality-by-Design paradigms with core expertise in computational pharmaceutics, experimental designs and multivariate statistical techniques. He has authored over 200 publications, 60 book chapters, 15 books, 03 Indian patent applications and H-Index of 40 with over 5400 citations to his credit. Amit Kumar Nayak Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).