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Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

  • Melgardt M. de Villiers
  • Pornanong Aramwit
  • Glen S. Kwon


  • Designed as a reference text on the application of nanotechnology in the development of drug delivery systems.


Part of the Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical Aspects book series (PHARMASP, volume X)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Fundamentals of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniel P. Otto, Melgardt M. de Villiers
      Pages 3-33
    3. Motoi Oishi, Yukio Nagasaki
      Pages 35-67
    4. Mohammed J. Meziani, Pankaj Pathak, Ya-Ping Sun
      Pages 69-104
    5. Jessica B. Melanko, Megan E. Pearce, Aliasger K. Salem
      Pages 105-127
    6. Anja Judefeind, Melgardt M. de Villiers
      Pages 129-162
  3. Biopharmaceutical, Physiological, and Clinical Considerations for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Sean T. Zuckerman, Weiyuan John Kao
      Pages 193-228
    3. Sean T. Zuckerman, Weiyuan John Kao
      Pages 229-266
    4. Tania Betancourt, Amber Doiron, Kimberly A. Homan, Lisa Brannon-Peppas
      Pages 283-312
    5. Vladimir P. Torchilin
      Pages 313-346
  4. Nanotechnology for the Delivery of Small Molecules, Proteins and Nucleic Acids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
    2. Patrick Lim Soo, Michael Dunne, Jubo Liu, Christine Allen
      Pages 349-383
    3. Xiao-Bing Xiong, Hasan Uludağ, Afsaneh Lavasanifar
      Pages 385-422
    4. Kelly M. Kitchens, Hamidreza Ghandehari
      Pages 423-459
    5. Jonathan P. Fast, Sandro Mecozzi
      Pages 461-489
    6. Alisar S. Zahr, Michael V. Pishko
      Pages 491-518

About this book


 The reader will be introduced to various aspects of the fundamentals of nanotechnology based drug delivery systems and the application of these systems for the delivery of small molecules, proteins, peptides, oligonucleotides and genes. How these systems overcome challenges offered by biological barriers to drug absorption and drug targeting will also be described.


Aspects Biosensor Biotech Delivery Drug Enteral Fulleren Kwon Nanomaterial Nanotech Nanotube Parenteral Pharmaceutical carbon nanotubes nanotechnology

Editors and affiliations

  • Melgardt M. de Villiers
    • 1
  • Pornanong Aramwit
    • 2
  • Glen S. Kwon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WisconsinMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Chulalongkorn UniversityThailand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
  • Editors Melgardt M. de Villiers
    Pornanong Aramwit
    Glen S. Kwon
  • Series Title Biotechnology: Pharmaceutical Aspects
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2009
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-77667-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2663-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-77668-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 662
  • Number of Illustrations 151 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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