Drug Delivery Aspects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128212226

Drug Delivery Aspects

1st Edition

Volume 4: Expectations and Realities of Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems

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Editors: Ranjita Shegokar
Paperback ISBN: 9780128212226
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th April 2020
Page Count: 278
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Drug Delivery Aspects: Expectations and Realities of Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems examines the fabrication, optimization, and scale-up of nano and micro carriers. Various aspects like conversion of micro-nano particles into solid dosage form, large scale industry manufacturing challenges of nanocarriers, regulatory considerations on drug device combinations are featured in this volume. Written by a diverse range of international researchers from industry and academia, the chapters examine specific aspects of characterization and manufacturing for pharmaceutical applications as well as regulatory and policy aspects. The Multifunctional Drug Delivery Systems books provide a platform to discuss opportunities and challenges in development of micro-nanomedicine and other drug delivery systems, review industrial manufacturing challenges, discuss current and future market trends, facilitate the insight sharing within various expertise area, and establish collaborations between academic scientists, industrial and clinical researchers.

This book connects formulation scientists, regulatory experts, engineers, clinical experts and regulatory stake holders. The wide scope of the book ensures it is a valuable reference resource for researchers in both academia and the pharmaceutical industry who want to learn more about the status of drug delivery systems.

Key Features

  • Encompasses engineering aspects of nanocarriers
  • Considers preclinical, regulatory and ethical guidelines on drug delivery
  • Contains in-depth investigation of specific aspects of drug delivery systems


Pharmaceutical Scientists in academia and industry; pharmacologists; regulatory experts; bioengineers

Table of Contents

  1. Versatile hyaluronic acid nanoparticles for improved drug delivery
    Mona M.A. Abdel-Mottaleb, Hend Abd-Allah, Riham I. El-Gogary, and Maha Nasr
    2. Preclinical testing—Understanding the basics first
    Ranjita Shegokar
    3. Aqueous polymeric coatings: New opportunities in drug delivery systems
    Abid Riaz Ahmed, Joana Portugal Mota, Ahmad Abdul-Wahhab Shahba, and Muhammad Irfan
    4. Large-scale manufacturing of nanoparticles—An industrial outlook
    Ranjita Shegokar and Mostafa Nakach
    5. The role of polymers and excipients in developing amorphous solid dispersions: An industrial perspective
    Vaibhav Sihorkar and Thomas Durig
    6. Biologics: Delivery options and formulation development strategies
    Ridahunlang Nongkhlaw, Parameswar Patra, Akash Chavrasiya, Nirmal Jayabalan, and Sachin Dubey
    7. The regulatory and ethical issues in nanoparticles, materials and particles (NMP) research
    J. Dias-Ferreira, Ranjita Shegokar, A. Santini, and E.B. Souto
    8. Sterile procedures for pharmaceutical dosage forms
    Sarabjit Singh and Dharmesh Mehta
    9. Vaccine delivery strategies against botulism
    Yongyong Yan, Diana Diaz-Arevalo, Haiyan Wang, Yanping Chen, and Mingtao Zeng
    10. Nanotechnological approaches for delivery of antiinflammatory drugs
    Anđelka B. Kovacevic
    11. Food to medicine transformation of stilbenoid vesicular and lipid-based nanocarriers: Technological advances
    Sara M. Abdel Samie and Maha Nasr


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About the Editor

Ranjita Shegokar

Dr. Ranjita Shegokar holds a PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from the SNDT University, India, and has been postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Pharmaceutics, Biopharmaceutics and NutriCosmetics at Free University of Berlin, Germany. Since last 8 years she is working in the pharmaceutical industry in various technical/R&D roles. Currently, she serves as Director of Pharma Business Unit at Capnomed GmbH, Germany. She has authored many research articles, book chapters, and presented several research papers in conferences. She has filed multiple patent application in area of drug delivery and drug targeting. She received several national and international awards for her research. Her areas of interest include polymeric nanoparticles, nanocrystals, lipid nanoparticles (SLNs/NLCs), nanoemulsions and role of excipients in delivery systems.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Pharma Business Unit, Capnomed GmbH, Germany

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