The growing area of peptide and protein therapeutics research is of paramount importance to medical application and advancement. A needed reference for entry level researchers and researchers working in interdisciplinary / collaborative projects, Peptide and Protein Delivery addresses the current and emerging routes for delivery of therapeutics. Covering cerebral delivery, pulmonary delivery, transdermal delivery, intestinal delivery, ocular delivery, parenteral delivery, and nasal delivery, this resource offers an overview of the main routes in therapeutics. Researchers across biochemistry, pharmaceutical, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, chemistry and biotechnology fields will find this publication invaluable for peptide and protein laboratory research.

Key Features

  • Discusses the most recent data, ideas and concepts
  • Presents case studies and an industrial perspective
  • Details information from the molecular level to bioprocessing
  • Thought provoking, for the novice to the specialist
  • Timely, for today's biopharmaceuticals market


Entry level professionals and researchers working on interdisciplinary and collaborative projects in therapeutic research, including: biochemistry, pharmacology, chemistry, medicine, biomedicine, biotechnology, and immunology.  Graduate students studying peptide and protein drug delivery.

Table of Contents





Chapter 1: An Overview of the Field of Peptide and Protein Delivery

Chapter 2: Pulmonary Delivery of Peptides and Proteins

Chapter 3: Nasal Delivery of Peptides and Proteins with Chitosan and Related Mucoadhesive Polymers

Chapter 4: Transdermal Delivery of Peptides and Proteins

Chapter 5: Ocular Delivery of Proteins and Peptides

Chapter 6: Brain Delivery of Peptides and Proteins

Chapter 7: Chemically Modified Polyelectrolytes for Intestinal Peptide and Protein Delivery

Chapter 8: Nanoparticle Mediated Oral Delivery of Peptides and Proteins: Challenges and Perspectives

Chapter 9: Modulation of the Intestinal Tight Junctions Using Bacterial Enterotoxins

Chapter 10: Peptide and Protein Delivery with Cell-penetrating Peptides

Chapter 11: Peptide and Protein Bioconjugation: A Useful Tool to Improve the Biological Performance of Biotech Drugs

Chapter 12: Peptide and Protein Application in Tissue Repair and Regeneration

Chapter 13: Product Quality During Manufacture and Supply


Commonly encountered units and abbreviations

Calculated properties of some clinically relevant peptides and proteins



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About the author

Chris Van Der Walle

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Strathclyde