Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems: Design and Fabrication presents the developments that have taken place in recent years in the field of micro- and nanoscale drug delivery systems. Particular attention is assigned to the fabrication and design of drug delivery systems in order to i) reduce the side effects of therapeutic agents, ii) increase their pharmacological effect, and iii) improve aqueous solubility and chemical stability of different therapeutic agents.
This book is designed to offer a cogent, concise overview of current scholarship in this important area of research through its focus on the characterization and fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications. It is an invaluable reference source for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems.
Dr. Grumezescu is Assistant Professor at the Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, in the Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, with a second affiliation to the Faculty of Medical Engineering, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest in Romania. He is an experienced and oft-published researcher and editor in the field of nano and biomaterials, and he is the Editor-in-Chief of three journals: Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, Letters and Applied NanoBioScience, and Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Bulletin. He also serves as editor or guest editor for several notable journals. Dr. Grumezescu has published 150 peer-reviewed papers, 20 book chapters, 6 co-authored books and 11 edited books.
1. Microscale Drug Delivery Systems: Current Perspectives and Novel Approaches 2. Sustainable Delivery Systems Through Green Nanotechnology 3. Polymer Therapeutics: Design, Application, and Pharmacokinetics 4. Fibonacci Nanostructures for Novel Nanotherapeutical Approach 5. Dendrimers and Dendrimers-Grafted Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, Functionalization, and Biological Applications in Drug Delivery Systems 6. Nanotechnology and the New Frontiers of Drug Delivery in Cerebral Gliomas 7. Nanoparticles: A Novel Approach to Target Tumors 8. Therapeutic Nanostructures for Dermal and Transdermal Drug Delivery 9. Electrospun Nanofibrous Scaffold as a Potential Carrier of Antimicrobial Therapeutics for Diabetic Wound Healing and Tissue Regeneration 10. Nanosized Drug Carriers for Oral Delivery of Anticancer Compounds and the Importance of the Chromatographic Techniques 11. Promising Novel Nanopharmaceuticals for Improving Topical Antifungal Drug Delivery 12. Nanoconstructs Based on Cyclodextrins for Antimicrobial Applications 13. Nanoemulsions: A Novel Antimicrobial Delivery System 14. Nanodrug Delivery Systems for Dermal and Transdermal Photosensitizer Drugs 15. Recent Advances in the Delivery of Chemotherapeutic Agents 16. Polyurethane Nanostructures for Drug Delivery Applications 17. Nanoemulsion as a Valuable Nanostructure Platform for Pharmaceutical Drug Delivery 18. The Supramolecular Complex of Sertraline With Cyclodextrins: Physicochemical and Pharmacological Properties 19. Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Modulations of Therapeutically Active Constituents From Orally Administered Nanocarriers Along With a Glimpse of Their Advantages and Limitations 20. Nanostructured Propolis as Therapeutic Systems With Antimicrobial Activity 21. Nanostructures for Curcumin Delivery: Possibilities and Challenges 22. Nanostructures for Improved Antimonial Therapy of Leishmaniasis 23. Nanoarchitectures for Neglected Tropical Protozoal Diseases: Challenges and State of the Art