Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers

  • Vladimir Torchilin

Part of the Fundamental Biomedical Technologies book series (FBMT, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Padmaja Magadala, Lilian E. van Vlerken, Aliasgar Shahiwala, Mansoor M. Amiji
    Pages 33-66
  3. Alexander V. Kabanov, Serguei V. Vinogradov
    Pages 67-80
  4. Huaizhong Pan, Jindrich Kopecek
    Pages 81-142
  5. Han Chang Kang, Eun Seong Lee, Kun Na, You Han Bae
    Pages 161-199
  6. Rohit Kolhatkar, Deborah Sweet, Hamidreza Ghandehari
    Pages 201-232
  7. Julia Y. Ljubimova, Keith L. Black, Alexander V. Ljubimov, Eggehard Holler
    Pages 233-262
  8. Myrra G. Carstens, Cristianne J. F. Rijcken, Cornelus F. van Nostrum, Wim E. Hennink
    Pages 263-308
  9. T. Minko, J. J. Khandare, A. A. Vetcher, V. A. Soldatenkov, O. B. Garbuzenko, M. Saad et al.
    Pages 309-336
  10. N. Nafee, M. Schneider, C. -M. Lehr
    Pages 337-362
  11. Volkmar Weissig, Sarathi Boddapati, Gerard D'Souza, Richard W. Horobin
    Pages 363-379
  12. Dattatri Nagesha, Harikrishna Devalapally, Srinivas Sridhar, Mansoor M. Amiji
    Pages 381-408
  13. Jinzi Zheng, David A. Jaffray, Christine Allen
    Pages 409-430
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 457-473

About this book


Various pharmaceutical nanocarriers, such as nanospheres,nanocapsules, liposomes, micelles, cell ghosts, lipoproteins and some others are widely used for experimental (and already clinical) delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents. The use of nanoparticulate pharmaceutical carriers to enhance the in vivo efficiency of many drugs well established itself over the past decade both in pharmaceutical research and clinical setting. Looking into the future of the field of drug delivery, we have to think about the development of the next generation of pharmaceutical nanocarriers combining the whole variety of properties and allowing for the simultaneous performance of multiple functions. Surface modification of pharmaceutical carriers is often used to control their properties in a desirable fashion and make them to simultaneously perform several different functions. This book is all about these "futuristic" multifunctional medicines.

Key features:

-all chapters written by international leaders in the field

-offers the most recent innovations and discoveries related to nanopharmaceuticals

-detailed illustrations

-latest volume in the Fundamental Biomedical Technologies series

About the Editor:

Vladimir P. Torchilin, Ph.D., D.Sc. is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Director, Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Nanomedicine, Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir Torchilin
    • 1
  1. 1.Northeastern UniversityBostonUSA

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