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Controlled Drug Delivery

The Role of Self-Assembling Multi-Task Excipients

In complex macromolecules, minor modifications can generate major changes, due to self-assembling capacities of macromolecular or supramolecular networks. Controlled Drug Delivery highlights how the multifunctionality of several materials can be achieved and valorized for pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical applications. Topics covered in this comprehensive book include: the concept of self-assembling; starch and derivatives as pharmaceutical excipients; and chitosan and derivatives as biomaterials and as pharmaceutical excipients. Later chapters discuss polyelectrolyte complexes as excipients for oral administration; and natural semi-synthetic and synthetic materials. Closing chapters cover protein-protein associative interactions and their involvement in bioformulations; self-assembling materials, implants and xenografts; and provide conclusions and perspectives.

Audience
Students, Researchers and Professionals working in the areas of Biomedicine and Pharmaceuticals.

Hardbound, 420 Pages

Published: December 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-907568-45-9

Contents

  • The concept of self-assembling
    Starch and derivatives as pharmaceutical excipients
    Chitosan and derivatives as biomaterials and as pharmaceutical excipients
    Polyelectrolyte complexes as excipients for oral administration
    Natural semi-synthetic and synthetic materials
    Protein-protein associative interactions and their involvement in bioformulations
    Self-assembling materials, implants and xenografts
    Conclusions and perspectives

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