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Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology

Fundamentals and Practical Applications

Authors: Demetzos, Costas

  • Provides a novel approach to understanding bio-inspired nanotechnological systems for pharmaceutical applications by correlating their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamic behaviours with those of a living organism
  • Appendices and detailed descriptions of techniques for practical applications act as an easy reference for the reader
  • Chapters on nanotoxicity, safety and regulation inform the reader on the approval process for nanotechnological systems as pharmaceutics
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About this Textbook

This textbook explains the fundamental aspects of nanotechnology and fills the gap between bio-inspired nanotechnological systems and functionality of living organisms, introducing new insights to their physicochemical, biophysical and thermodynamic behaviour.
Addressed to all those involved in recent advances in pharmaceutics, this book is divided in three major parts: Part A refers to the physicochemical and thermodynamics aspects of nanosystems, wherein their biophysical behaviour is correlated with that of the cells of living organisms; Part B refers to the application of nanotechnology in imaging, diagnostics and therapeutics; Part C is focused on issues regarding safety and nanotoxicity of nanosystems, and the regulatory framework that surrounds these. The text promotes the concept that biophysics, thermodynamics and nanotechnology are considered to be emerging tools that, when approached within regulatory boundaries, provide new and integrated knowledge for the production of new medicines.

About the authors

Costas Demetzos is Professor of Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology in the University of Athens. He also serves as Director of the Laboratory of Pharmaceutical Technology, as President of the Hellenic Pharmaceutical Society and is an elected Member of EUFEPS’ ExCo (Network Coordinator).

His research interest is primarily on Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology (lipidic, polymeric and mixed drug delivery nanosystems), Physical Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Compounding and Regulatory Aspects. He has published more than 190 research papers, one monograph, co-authored one book and edited three books.

He has also been awarded in Pharmaceutical congresses and from the Hellenic Society of Biomaterials for his contribution on the application of bionanomaterials.

Reviews

“The purpose is to detail scientific principles and applications of nanotechnology in diagnostics and drug delivery. Fundamental principles and applications of nanotechnology in therapeutics are useful to many scientists. Those who are interested in understanding the basics of nanotechnology will find this useful. The target audience is young scientists, but the book is expected to be helpful to graduate students as well. The author is an experienced scientist and academician in the field of nanotechnology.” (Rahmat M. Talukder, Doody's Book Reviews, August, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction to Nanotechnology

    Demetzos, Costas

    Pages 3-15

  • Fundamentals of Physical Pharmacy: The Biophysics of Nanosystems

    Demetzos, Costas

    Pages 17-61

  • Application of Nanotechnology in Imaging and Diagnostics

    Demetzos, Costas

    Pages 65-75

  • Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery and Targeting

    Demetzos, Costas

    Pages 77-145

  • Application of Nanotechnology in Modified Release Systems

    Demetzos, Costas

    Pages 149-173

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0791-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-981-10-0790-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Book Subtitle
Fundamentals and Practical Applications
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
ADIS
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0791-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0791-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0790-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 203
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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