Applications of Polymers in Drug Delivery, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive resource for anyone looking to understand how polymeric materials can be applied to current, new, and emerging drug delivery applications.
Polymers play a crucial role in modulating drug delivery and have been fundamental in the successful development of many novel drug delivery systems. This book describes the development of polymeric systems, ranging from conventional dosage forms to the most recent smart systems. Regulatory and intellectual property aspects as well as the clinical applicability of polymeric drug delivery systems are also discussed. The chapters are organized by specific delivery route, offering methodical and detailed coverage throughout. This second edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest developments in the field.
This is an essential book for researchers, scientists, and advanced students, in polymer science, drug delivery, pharmacology/pharmaceuticals, materials science, tissue engineering, nanomedicine, chemistry, and biology. In industry, this book supports scientists, R&D, and other professionals, working on polymers for drug delivery applications.
- Explains how polymers can be prepared and utilized for all major drug delivery routes
- Presents the latest advances, including drug targeting, polymeric micelles and polymersomes, and the delivery of biologicals and nucleic acid therapeutics
- Includes appendices with in-depth information on pharmaceutical properties of polymers and regulatory aspects
1. Polymers in Drug Delivery Systems 2. Applications of Polymers in Buccal Drug Delivery 3. Applications of Polymers in Gastric Drug Delivery 4. Applications of Polymers in Small Intestinal Drug Delivery 5. Application of Polymers in Transdermal Drug Delivery 6. Application of Polymers in Peyer's Patch Targeting 7. Applications of Polymers in Colon Drug Delivery 8. Applications of Polymers in Parenteral Drug Delivery 9. Applications of Polymers in Rectal Drug Delivery 10. Applications of Polymers in Vaginal Drug Delivery 11. Application of Polymers in Lung Drug Delivery 12. Applications of Polymers in Ocular Drug Delivery 13. Targeting Approaches using Polymeric Nanocarriers 14. Self-assembled block copolymer nanoaggregates for drug delivery applications 15. Applications of Polymers in Delivery of Biologics and Nucleic Acid Therapeutics