Nanoparticulate drug delivery: Perspectives on the transition from laboratory to market

Nanoparticulate drug delivery: Perspectives on the transition from laboratory to market

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781907568985
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Series: Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine Series , #17
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Vandana Patravale is a Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Her research group is actively involved in the design and development of colloidal drug delivery systems for various routes including oral, topical, transdermal, nasal and parenteral.

Prajakta Dandekar is the first female Indian scientist to be award the European Respiratory Society - Marie Curie Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship and is currently a guest scientist at the Department of Drug Delivery, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany. Her research interests include the design of polymeric nanoparticles of novel polymers for application in siRNA delivery and gene therapy.

Ratnesh Jain has been awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship by the AvH Foundation and is currently a guest scientist at the Department of Drug Delivery, Helmholtz Institute for Pharmaceutical Research Saarland (HIPS), Germany. His research interests include design of nanoparticles of commercial cationic polymers for application in siRNA delivery and gene therapy.

Table of Contents

Nanoparticulate systems as drug carriers: the need; Nanoparticles as drug carriers; Characterization techniques for nanoparticulate carriers; Nanotoxicology: evaluating toxicity potential of drug-nanoparticles; Regulatory aspects of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems; Clinical trials and industrial aspects; Case studies: nano-systems in the market.

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"This overview of nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems offers valuable information related to its advantages, challenges, and regulatory issues as well as several case studies on existing nanosystems."
-Rahmat M. Talukder, Ph.D. (West Coast University School of Pharmacy), Doody's Book Review Service

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