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Surface Modification of Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery

  • Yashwant V Pathak


  • First book to discuss the new nanoparticulate drug delivery systems and surface modification of nanoparticles

  • Provides disease specific applications for therapeutic processes

  • Includes coverage of drug delivery to the brain, lungs, tumors and anti-cancer therapeutics


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ashley Oake, Priyanka Bhatt, Yashwant V Pathak
    Pages 1-17
  3. Param Patel, Anas Hanini, Achal Shah, Dhruv Patel, Shyam Patel, Priyanka Bhatt et al.
    Pages 19-31
  4. Tejal A. Mehta, Neha Shah, Khushali Parekh, Namdev Dhas, Jayvadan K. Patel
    Pages 33-71
  5. Diana P. Gaspar, António J. Almeida
    Pages 73-98
  6. Jayvadan K. Patel, Anita P. Patel
    Pages 125-143
  7. Aparna Viswanathan, Jayakumar Rangasamy, Raja Biswas
    Pages 183-206
  8. Doniya Milani, Umi Athiyah, Dewi Melani Hariyadi, Yashwant V Pathak
    Pages 207-220
  9. Vignesh Nagarajan, Tafadzwa Justin Chiome, Sanjay Sudan
    Pages 237-244
  10. Tapash Chakraborty, Malay K. Das, Lopamudra Dutta, Biswajit Mukherjee, Sanjoy Das, Anupam Sarma
    Pages 245-276
  11. Sunita Lahkar, Malay K. Das
    Pages 277-310
  12. Doniya Milani, Umi Athiyah, Dewi Melani Hariyadi, Yashwant V Pathak
    Pages 355-368

About this book


This unique book discusses various new techniques developed to enhance the application of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems using surface modification of nanoparticles. The understanding of the surface characteristics of nanoparticles is growing significantly with the advent of new analytical techniques. Polymer chemistry is contributing to the development of many new versatile polymers which have abilities to accommodate many different, very reactive chemical groups, and can be used as a diagnostic tool, for better targeting, for more effective therapeutic results as well as for reducing the toxic and side effects of the drugs. Surface modification of such polymeric nanoparticles has been found by many scientists to enhance the application of nano-particles and also allows the nanoparticles to carry specific drug molecule and disease /tumor specific antibodies which refine and improve drug delivery. Surface Modification of Nanoparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery is a collection of essential information on various applications of surface modification of nano-particles and their disease specific applications for therapeutic purposes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Yashwant V Pathak
    • 1
  1. 1.College of PharmacyUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

About the editors

Prof. Yashwant Pathak, M.S., Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Technology from Nagpur University, India and EMBA and MS in Conflict Management from Sullivan University, KY, USA. He is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida. Tampa, Florida. With extensive experience in academia as well as industry, he has to his credit more than 100 publications and 2 patents, including 5 books in Nanotechnology and 2 in Nutraceuticals and several books in cultural studies. He is also the Coordinator for the International Center for Cultural Studies, and is on the board of many organizations.

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