Lipid Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting

Lipid Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting

1st Edition - April 16, 2018

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  • Editor: Alexandru Grumezescu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136874
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136881

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Lipid Nanocarriers for Drug Targeting presents recent advances in the area of lipid nanocarriers. The book focuses on cationic lipid nanocarriers, solid lipid nanocarriers, liposomes, thermosensitive vesicles, and cubosomes, with applications in phototherapy, cosmetic and others. As the first book related to lipid nanocarriers and their direct implication in pharmaceutical nanotechnology, this important reference resource is ideal for biomaterials scientists and those working in the medical and pharmaceutical industries that want to learn more on how lipids can be used to create more effective drug delivery systems.

Key Features

  • Highlights the most commonly used types of lipid nanocarriers and explains how they are applied in pharmacy
  • Shows how lipid nanocarriers are used in different types of treatment, including oral medicine, skin repair and cancer treatment
  • Assesses the pros and cons of using different lipid nanocarriers for different therapies


Pharmaceutical scientists, biomaterials scientists, toxicologists, biomedical engineers, medicinal chemists and postgraduate students specializing in the areas of nanomedicine, bionanomaterials and nanotechnology applications in healthcare

Table of Contents

  • 1. Nanostructured lipid carriers
    2. Cationic Solid Lipid Nano Particles
    3. Solid Lipid Nanoparticles (SLN): Fabrication methods, Characterization Techniques and in vitro- in vivo study
    4. Lipid nanocarriers: Preparation, characterization, absorption mechanism and applications to improve oral bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs
    5. Phytotherapic Nanotechnology: Current challenges of lipid based nanocarriers for the delivery of natural products
    6. Innovative vesicles for dermal and transdermal drug delivery
    7. A Critical Review on Oral Delivery of Liposomes
    8. Using bacterial outer membrane nanovesicles in vaccine design
    9. Lipid nanocarriers as skin drug delivery systems
    10. Thermosensitive Vesicles in Controlled Drug Delivery
    11. Cubosomes as a lipid nanocarrier for delivery of anticancer agents
    12. Plasmid-DNA Lipid Nanovaccines: An Innovative Approach for a Better World Health
    13. Ocular delivery of solid lipid nanoparticles
    14. Self-nanoemulsifying drug delivery systems (SNEDDS) and self-microemulsifying drug delivery systems (SMEDDS) as lipid nanocarriers for improving dissolution rate and bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs
    15. Cosmetic lipid nanocarriers
    16. Lipid based nanocarriers: A Translational Perspective
    17. Lipid nanocarriers as innovative drug delivery applied to noninvasive administration routes
    18. Lipid nanoparticles for topical and transdermal delivery of pharmaceuticals and cosmeceuticals: A glorious victory

Product details

  • No. of pages: 674
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2018
  • Published: April 16, 2018
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128136874
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128136881

About the Editor

Alexandru Grumezescu

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science and Faculty of Medical Engineering, Politehnica University of Bucharest, Romania

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