Drug Delivery Devices and Therapeutic Systems

Drug Delivery Devices and Therapeutic Systems

1st Edition - November 7, 2020

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  • Author: Eric Chappel
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128198391
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198384

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Drug Delivery Devices and Therapeutic Systems examines the current technology and innovations moving drug delivery systems (DDS) forward. The book provides an overview on the therapeutic use of drug delivery devices, including design, applications, and a description of the design of each device. While other books focus on the therapy, the primary emphasis in this book is on current technologies for DDS applications, including microfluidics, nanotechnology, biodegradable hydrogel and microneedles, with a special emphasis on wearable DDS. As part of the Developments in Biomedical Engineering and Bioelectronics series, this book is written by experts in the field and informed with information directly from manufacturers. Pharmaceutical scientists, medical researchers, biomedical engineers and clinical professionals will find this an essential reference.

Key Features

  • Provides essential information on the most recent drug delivery systems available
  • Explains current technology and its applications to drug delivery
  • Contains contributions from biomedical engineers, pharmaceutical scientists and manufacturers


Pharmaceutical scientists, academic researchers, research scientists and graduate students in universities and in industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to microfluidics

    2. Introduction to Microfabrication techniques for Microfluidics devices

    3. Micropumps for drug delivery

    4. Lab-on-a-chip: systems integration at the microscale

    5. Intravenous port: from concepts to clinical application

    6. Coronary drug-eluting stents: still room for improvement?

    7. Implantable drug delivery devices

    8. Subcutaneous Drug Delivery Devices – Enablers of a Flexible Care Setting

    9. Automated Insulin Delivery Systems for People with Type 1 Diabetes

    10. Needle-free injectors

    11. A current update on advanced drug delivery devices for nasal and pulmonary administration

    12. Nanoparticles / Nano platform to carry and deliver the drug molecules to the target site

    13. External stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems

    14. Encapsulation methods of active molecules for drug delivery

    15. Introduction to transdermal drug delivery system

    16. MEMS-based Hollow Microneedles for Transdermal Drug Delivery

    17. Microneedle technology

    18. Dissolvable – soluble or biodegradable polymers

    19. Biodegradable Hydrogels

    20. Drug delivery systems in cancer therapy

    21. Pain Management - Chronic Back Pain Intrathecal Drug Pump

    22. Diabetes type I and type II - insulin delivery systems

    23. Drug Delivery for Parkinson’s disease

    24. Ocular drug delivery systems

    25. Drug delivery systems for cardiovascular ailments

    26. New developments in intrauterine drug delivery systems and devices

    27. Intranasal delivery of antiseizure drugs

    Product details

    • No. of pages: 678
    • Language: English
    • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
    • Published: November 7, 2020
    • Imprint: Academic Press
    • eBook ISBN: 9780128198391
    • Paperback ISBN: 9780128198384

    About the Author

    Eric Chappel

    Dr. Chappel is a project manager with 15 years of product development experience. In this role he leads the development of wearable Bolus Injectors and flow control valves for drug delivery and manages the MEMS design team. Before joining Debiotech, Dr. Chappel worked with Memscap SA to develop and industrialize the packaging of optical MEMS, and with Max Planck Institute to study the magnetic properties of Li-ion battery materials.

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Debiotech SA, Lausanne, Switzerland

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