Focal Controlled Drug Delivery

  • Abraham J. Domb
  • Wahid Khan

Part of the Advances in Delivery Science and Technology book series (ADST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introductory Chapters

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wahid Khan, Venu Gopala Swami Challa, Robert Langer, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 3-32
    3. Wahid Khan, Eameema Muntimadugu, Michael Jaffe, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 33-59
    4. Prasad V. Pawar, Abraham J. Domb, Neeraj Kumar
      Pages 61-91
    5. Rajan Swami, Dinesh Kumar, Wahid Khan, Ramakrishna Sistla, Nalini Shastri
      Pages 117-147
  3. Delivery to Body Sites/Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Betty M. Tyler, Gustavo Pradilla, Uri Hadelsberg, Hansen Bow, Ian Suk, Henry Brem
      Pages 169-194
    3. Michael J. Kubek, Abraham J. Domb, Daniel J. Kubek, Michael C. Veronesi
      Pages 195-213
    4. Fahima Dilnawaz, Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo
      Pages 225-241
    5. Ravi S. Shukla, Kun Cheng
      Pages 243-262
    6. Taís Gratieri, Yogeshvar N. Kalia
      Pages 263-284
    7. Sheeba Qureshi, Wahid Khan, Michael Perez-Davidi, Ervin I Weiss, Nurit Beyth, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 285-304
    8. Nurit Beyth, Orith Haramaty, David Polak
      Pages 305-327
    9. Dipti Deshpande, Aziza Jamal-Allial, Kinjal Sankhe, Mansoor Amiji
      Pages 359-385
    10. Wahid Khan, Rajesh Thipparaboina, Shady Farah, Judah Z. Weinberger, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 387-403
    11. Jingjia Han, Peter I. Lelkes
      Pages 405-427
    12. Indu Singh, Rajan Swami, Wahid Khan, Ramakrishna Sistla
      Pages 429-458
    13. Wahid Khan, Venu Gopala Swami Challa, Rajendra P. Pawar, Meir Nyska, Yaron S. Brin, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 459-472
    14. Ariella Shikanov, Abraham J. Domb
      Pages 511-534
    15. Vandana B. Patravale, Preshita P. Desai
      Pages 535-560
    16. Sudaxshina Murdan
      Pages 561-584
    17. Sonam Jain, Abraham J. Domb, Neeraj Kumar
      Pages 585-605
    18. Emily A. Krogstad, Michael J. Rathbone, Kim A. Woodrow
      Pages 607-651
    19. J. Brian McAlvin, Daniel S. Kohane
      Pages 653-677
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 679-700

About this book


The concept of Focal Drug Delivery has been applied for treating illnesses that are localized to a certain tissue or organ. These delivery systems are applied directly to the diseased site and deliver a desired dose for an extended time period while minimizing systemic distribution of toxic drug. Despite the upsurge of interest in focal targeted drug delivery, there is currently no single reference text on this subject.  Thus, the aim of the proposed book “Focal Controlled Drug Delivery” is to bring together leading experts and researchers in this field to provide an authoritative account of the essential pharmaceutical, technological, physiological and biological sciences underpinning the topic.  This book contains two sections- first section includes fundamental introductory chapters for focal drug delivery whereas, second section includes chapters describing drug delivery to body sites/system. The book allows clinical, pharmaceutical and biological scientists to offer their own perspectives on the subject, making it of potential interest to a wider audience than just drug delivery scientists.

ABRAHAM J. DOMB is Professor for Medicinal Chemistry and Biopolymers at the Faculty of Medicine of the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. He earned Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry, Pharmacy and Law studies and PhD degree in Chemistry from Hebrew University. He did his postdoctoral training at MIT and Harvard Univ. USA and was R&D manager at Nova Pharm. Co. Baltimore USA during 1988-1992. During 2007-2012 he headed the Division of Identification and Forensic Sciences of the Israel Police. His primary research interests are in biopolymers, controlled drug delivery, cancer therapy, nanoparticulate systems, and forensic sciences.

WAHID KHAN obtained his Master’s and PhD in Pharmaceutics at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical & Educational Research (NIPER) Mohali India and worked with Prof. Abraham J. Domb in The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel for his post doctoral research. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, Hyderabad, India. He is having experience of working in areas of drug delivery, drug targeting, nanomedicine and biodesign of implantable medical devices. Dr. Khan has also won various national and international awards and fellowships including- Israel government prestigious PBC fellowships for outstanding Post-doctoral Researcher, Valazzi-Pikovsky and Lady Davis fellowship award.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Abraham J. Domb
    • 1
  • Wahid Khan
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Pharmacy-Faculty of Medicine The Hebrew University of JerusalemJerusalemIsrael
  2. 2.Department of PharmaceuticsNational Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER)Balanagar, HyderabadIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Controlled Release Society 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-9433-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-9434-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6204
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6212
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