Drug Delivery Systems, Third Edition / Edition 3

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The third edition of this popular book contains the latest research and development on drug delivery systems. It also contains a new chapter on nanoscience and technology for drug delivery along with cutting-edge business intelligence and strategies throughout the text. Like previous editions, it continues to provide readers with a multitude of possible drug delivery systems that can be used to improve therapeutics as well as information on the technology involved and the regulatory approaches that make them useful. The authors introduce complex drug delivery technology in an easy-to-understand format with numerous practical examples.

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Meet the Author

Vasant V. Ranade is the director of chemical sciences for Academic Pharmaceuticals Inc., in Lake Bluff, Illinois.

John B. Cannon heads his own pharmaceutics and drug delivery consulting company, Targeted Drug Solutions, in Grayslake, Illinois, and serves as a visiting assistant professor at Trinity International University.

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Table of Contents

Site-Specific Drug Delivery Using Liposomes and Emulsions as Carriers
Liposomes in Drug Delivery
The Liposome-Drug Concept
Liposomes as Carriers of Therapeutic Agents
Parenteral Emulsions
Recent Advances and Future Prospects
Concluding Remarks

Site-Specific Drug Delivery Utilizing Monoclonal Antibodies
Production of Monoclonal Antibodies
Drug–Monoclonal Antibody Conjugates for Drug Targeting
Recent Studies with Monoclonal Antibodies
Conclusion and Basis for Future Trends

Role of Polymers in Drug Delivery
Currently Available Polymers
Soluble Polymers as Drug Carriers
Biodegradable or Bioerodible Polymers
Mucoadhesive Polymers
Polymers Containing Pendant Bioactive Substituents
Matrix Systems
Heparin-Releasing Polymers
Ionic Polymers
Recent Advances

Implants in Drug Delivery
Insulin Delivery as a Model Implant Pump System
Implants for Contraception
Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Agents Using Implants
Recent Advances in Implants and Related Devices (Excluding Inserts)
Future Prospects

Oral Drug Delivery
Controlled-Release Formulations
Features of the GI Tract
Targeting of Drugs in the GI Tract
Mathematical Models for Controlled-Release Kinetics
Design and Fabrication of Oral Delivery Systems
Survey of Oral Controlled-Release Products
Recent Advances
Current Development of Oral Drug Delivery Systems

Enhancing Oral Bioavailability
Increasing Bioavailability of Water-Insoluble Drugs
Increasing Bioavailability of Proteins, Peptides, and Other Drugs with Absorption Problems
Recent Advances and Future Prospects

Transdermal Drug Delivery
Theoretical Aspects of Transdermal Drug Delivery
Development of the Transdermal Therapeutic System
Examples of Transdermal Applications
Recent Advances and Future Prospects

Transmucosal and Ocular Drug Delivery
Introduction: Transmucosal and Ocular Drug Delivery
Pulmonary Drug Delivery
Intranasal Drug Delivery
Buccal and Sublingual Drug Delivery
Rectal, Vaginal, and Other Forms of Transmucosal Drug Delivery
Ocular Drug Delivery
Conclusions and Future Outlook for Transmucosal
and Ocular Drug Delivery

Miscellaneous Forms of Drug Delivery
Infusion Devices
Insulin Delivery
Recent Advances

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology for Drug Delivery
Miscellaneous Applications of Nanomaterials
Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
Nanomedicine and Nanopharmaceuticals

Regulatory Considerations for Drug Delivery Systems
Current Status of Drug Delivery Technology
Submission of Documents for Manufacture and Quality

Drug Delivery Industry and the Global Outlook
Basis for the Recent Trend

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