Targeted Drug Delivery

Methods and Protocols

  • Rachael W. Sirianni
  • Bahareh Behkam

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1831)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Drug Carrier Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacob Elmer, Thrimoorthy Potta, Kaushal Rege
      Pages 3-16
    3. Xingwang Wu, Jiangbing Zhou, Toral R. Patel
      Pages 17-24
    4. Mahama A. Traore, Ali Sahari, Bahareh Behkam
      Pages 25-35
    5. Tek N. Lamichhane, Steven M. Jay
      Pages 37-47
  3. Passive and Active Targeting Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. William Marsh, Amanda Witten, Sarah E. Stabenfeldt
      Pages 71-94
    3. Stephen L. Hayward, Srivatsan Kidambi
      Pages 95-109
    4. Jill M. Steinbach-Rankins, Michael R. Caplan
      Pages 121-141
  4. Measuring Delivery and Efficacy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Rachel S. Riley, Jilian R. Melamed, Emily S. Day
      Pages 145-157
    3. Dylan K. McDaniel, Veronica M. Ringel-Scaia, Sheryl L. Coutermarsh-Ott, Irving C. Allen
      Pages 179-190
    4. Danielle M. DiPerna, Alesia V. Prakapenka, Eugene P. Chung, Rachael W. Sirianni
      Pages 191-199
    5. Allison N. Schorzman, Andrew T. Lucas, John R. Kagel, William C. Zamboni
      Pages 201-228
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 229-230

About this book


This volume looks at the latest techniques used to enable therapeutic molecules to be targeted for site-specific delivery. The chapters in this book discuss topics such as approaches to express biologically derived and synthetic nanocarriers; strategies to assist in nanocarrier targeting to specific cells and tissues; and methods for evaluating delivery and efficiency for new classes of agents. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Cutting-edge and comprehensive, Targeted Drug Delivery: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for anyone interested in understanding the diversity of methods used in this evolving field.


therapeutic molecules site-specific delivery synthetic nanocarriers biologically derived nanocarriers drug distribution active agents

Editors and affiliations

  • Rachael W. Sirianni
    • 1
  • Bahareh Behkam
    • 2
  1. 1.Vivian L. Smith Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Texas Health Science, Center at HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-8659-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-8661-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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