2013, XVII, 421 p. 124 illus., 67 illus. in color.
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Covers the polymers available for drug delivery systems
Multidisciplinary approach to afford effective solutions for personalised treatments
Describes the importance of self-assembly in the preparation of tailor made nanoparticles
Describes the technological tendencies in the area
Written by leading experts in the field
This book is part of a series dedicated to recent advances on preventive, predictive and personalised medicine (APPPM). It focuses on the theme of “Drug delivery systems: advanced technologies potentially applicable in personalised treatments”. The critical topics involving the development and preparation of effective drug delivery systems, such as: polymers available, self-assembly, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical formulations, three dimensional structures, molecular modeling, tailor-made solutions and technological tendencies, are carefully discussed. The understanding of these areas constitutes a paramount route to establish personalised and effective solutions for specific diseases and individuals.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Drug Delivery Systems - Nanocarriers - Personalised Medicine - Pharmaceutical formulations - Polymers