PoliMI SpringerBriefs

Controlled Drug Delivery Systems

Towards New Frontiers in Patient Care

Authors: Rossi, Filippo, Perale, Giuseppe, Masi, Maurizio

  • Explains recent and innovative designs and applications
  • Provides the reader with a complete understanding of the mechanisms involved
  • Includes numerous step-by-step tutorials that will help the reader to learn quickly
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This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of controlled drug delivery systems, covering the most important innovative applications. The principles of controlled drug release and the mechanisms involved in controlled release are clearly explained. The various existing polymeric drug delivery systems are reviewed, and new frontiers in material design are examined in detail, covering a wide range of polymer modification techniques. The concluding chapter is a case study focusing on use of a drug-eluting stent. The book is designed to provide the reader with a complete understanding of the mechanisms and design of controlled drug delivery systems, and to this end includes numerous step-by-step tutorials. It illustrates how chemical engineers can advance medical care by designing polymeric delivery systems that achieve either temporal or spatial control of drug delivery and thus ensure more effective therapy that eliminates the potential for both under- and overdosing.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction: Chemical Engineering and Medicine

    Rossi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Principles of Controlled Drug Release: A Mass Transport Matter

    Rossi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 9-33

  • Overview on Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems

    Rossi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 35-59

  • Device Design: Functional Polymers for Drug Delivery

    Rossi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • Case Study: Drug Eluting Stent

    Rossi, Filippo (et al.)

    Pages 83-100

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02288-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02287-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Controlled Drug Delivery Systems
Book Subtitle
Towards New Frontiers in Patient Care
Authors
Series Title
PoliMI SpringerBriefs
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02288-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02288-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02287-1
Series ISSN
2282-2577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 100
Number of Illustrations and Tables
50 illustrations in colour
Topics