Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems

Michel Deleers UCB Pharma
Yashwant Pathak Sullivan Unversity
Deepak Thassu Holopack International Corporation
 Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems
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3/30/2007 Informa Healthcare
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Nanoparticles 9780849390739
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Since the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. This expertly written guide addresses the scientific methodologies, formulation, processing, applications, recent trends, and emerging technologies in the research of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems (NPDDS). It extensively covers applications of NPDDS, including lipid nanoparticles for dermal applications, nanocarriers for the treatment of restenosis, ocular, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal applications, and use as an adjuvant for vaccine development.

Table of Contents

Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems: An Overview. Nanosuspensions for Parenteral Delivery. Nanoparticles Prepared Using Natural and Synthetic Polymers. Nanofiber-based Drug Delivery. Drug Nanocrystals: The Universal Formulation Approach for Poorly Soluble Drugs. Lipid Based Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems. Nanoengineering of Drug Delivery Systems. Aerosol Flow Reactor Method for the Synthesis of Multi Component Drug Nano and Micron Particles. Supercooled Smectic Nanoparticles. Biological and Engineering Considerations for Developing Tumor Targeting Metallic Nanoparticles Drug Delivery Systems. Biological Requirements for Nano Therapeutic Applications. Role of Nanobiotechnology in the Development of Nanomedicine. Pharmaceutical Applications of Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems. Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN and NLC) in Cosmetic, Dermal and Transdermal Applications. Nano Carriers of Drugs and Genes for the Treatment of Restenosis. Ocular Applications. Nanoparticulate Systems for CNS Drug Delivery. Nanoparticles for Gene Delivery: Formulation Characteristics. GI Applications. Nanoparticles as Adjuvants for Vaccination. Transdermal Applications of Nanoparticulate Delivery Systems.


Contributor Cohen-Sela, Einat, The Hebrew University Contributor Shim, Jongwon, Amorepacific Corporation Contributor Chiang, Joseph, State Univ of New York-Oneonta Contributor Espuelas, Socorro, Departmento de Farmacia Y Contributor Burke, Matthew D., Glaxo Smith Kline Contributor Ludwig, Annick, University of Antwerp Contributor Paciotti, Giulio F., CytImmune Sciences, Inc. Contributor Jain, K.K., Contributor Olivier, Jean-Christophe, Faculte de Medecine et de Pharmacie Contributor Rabinow, Barrett E., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Round Lake, MI, USA Contributor Souto, Eliana B., Contributor Golomb, Gershon, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel Contributor Kauppinen, Esko I., Helsinki Univ. of Technology Contributor Labhasetwar, Vinod, University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Contributor Lee, Robert J., The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA Contributor Shastri, V. Prasad, Vanderbilt University Contributor Bunjes, Heike, Universitat Braunschweig Editor 1 Thassu, Deepak, Holopack International Group, Columbia, South Carolina, USA Editor 2 Deleers, Michel, UCB Pharma, Chemin du Foriest, Braine L'Alleud, Belgium Editor 3 Pathak, Yashwant, Sullivan University, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
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  • With contributions from international experts, this guide
  • - discusses formulation for poorly soluble drugs
  • - presents biological requirements for nanotherapeutic applications and demonstrates the role of nanobiotechnology in the development of nanomedicine
  • - documents recent advances in nanoparticulate technology, including electrospining, formation of microcrystals, production of liquid crystalline phases, and the technology of metallic nanoparticles


  • "…includes a wealth of latest advances in the technology of nanoparticulates…"
  • -Professor Gregory Gregoriadis, The School of Pharmacy, University of London and Lipoxen Plc, London, UK (from the Forward)