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Controlled Drug Delivery Systems

Towards New Frontiers in Patient Care

Benefits

  • Explains recent and innovative designs and applications

  • Provides the reader with a complete understanding of the mechanisms involved

  • Includes numerous step-by-step tutorials that will help the reader to learn quickly

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Also part of the PoliMI SpringerBriefs book sub series (BRIEFSPOLIMI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Maurizio Masi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Maurizio Masi
    Pages 9-33
  4. Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Maurizio Masi
    Pages 35-59
  5. Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Maurizio Masi
    Pages 61-81
  6. Filippo Rossi, Giuseppe Perale, Maurizio Masi
    Pages 83-100

About this book

Introduction

This book offers a state-of-the-art overview of controlled drug delivery systems, covering the most important innovative applications. The principles of controlled drug release and the mechanisms involved in controlled release are clearly explained. The various existing polymeric drug delivery systems are reviewed, and new frontiers in material design are examined in detail, covering a wide range of polymer modification techniques. The concluding chapter is a case study focusing on use of a drug-eluting stent. The book is designed to provide the reader with a complete understanding of the mechanisms and design of controlled drug delivery systems, and to this end includes numerous step-by-step tutorials. It illustrates how chemical engineers can advance medical care by designing polymeric delivery systems that achieve either temporal or spatial control of drug delivery and thus ensure more effective therapy that eliminates the potential for both under- and overdosing.

Keywords

Drug Delivery Hydrogels Nanoparticles Patient Compliance Polymeric Devices Regenerative Medicine Transport Phenomena

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dep. of Chem., Materials & Chem. EnggPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Innovative TechnologiesSUPSIMannoSwitzerland
  3. 3.Dep. of Chem., Materials & Chem. EnggPolitecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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