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Part One: Introduction
1. Historical development of drug delivery systems: From conventional macroscale to controlled, targeted, and responsive nanoscale systems
2. Stimuli-responsive polymers as smart drug delivery systems: Classifications based on carrier type and triggered-release mechanism
Part Two: Endogenous and exogenous stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems
3 The smart chemistry of stimuli-responsive polymeric carriers for target drug delivery applications
4. Enzyme-responsive polymers for drug delivery and molecular imaging
5. pH-responsive polymers for drug delivery applications
6. Magnetically responsive polymers for drug delivery applications
Part Three: Polymeric nanocarriers for stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems
7. Responsive block copolymers for drug delivery applications. Part 1: Endogenous stimuli-responsive drug-release systems
8. Responsive block copolymers for drug delivery applications. Part 2: Exogenous stimuli-responsive drug-release systems
9. Responsive polyelectrolyte multilayer nanofilms for drug delivery applications
10. Responsive polyelectrolyte complexes based on natural polysaccharides for drug delivery applications
11. Responsive polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery applications
12. Stimulus-responsive nanogels for drug delivery
13. Stimuli-responsive polymeric hydrogels and nanogels for drug delivery applications
Part Four: Biopolymer and biodegradable nanocarriers for stimuli-responsive drug delivery systems
14. Bioinspired polymeric carriers for drug delivery applications
15. Stimuli-responsive biopolymer nanocarriers for drug delivery applications
16. Responsive polymer-biomacromolecule conjugates for drug delivery
17. Responsive biopolymer-based microgels/nanogels for drug delivery applications
18. Stimuli-responsive poly(ε-caprolactone)s for drug delivery applications
19. Responsive polysaccharides and polysaccharides-based nanoparticles for drug delivery
20. Responsive cyclodextrins as polymeric carriers for drug delivery applications
21. Chitosan as responsive polymer for drug delivery applications
22. Biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates nanocarriers for drug delivery applications
23. Biodegradable polymeric micelles for drug delivery applications
Stimuli Responsive Polymeric Nanocarriers for Drug Delivery Applications, Volume One: Types and Triggers discusses, in detail, the recent trends in designing biodegradable and biocompatible single-responsive polymers and nanoparticles for safe drug delivery. Focusing on the most advanced materials and technologies, evaluation methods, and advanced synthesis techniques stimuli-responsive polymers, the book is an essential reference for scientists with an interest in drug delivery vehicles. Sections focus on innovation, development and the increased global demand for biodegradable and biocompatible responsive polymers and nanoparticles for safe drug delivery.
- Offers an in-depth look at the basic and fundamental aspects of alternative stimuli-responsive polymers, mechanisms, structure, synthesis and properties
- Provides a well-defined categorization for stimuli-responsive polymers for drug delivery based on different triggering mechanisms
- Discusses novel approaches and challenges for scaling up and commercialization of stimuli-responsive polymers
Materials scientists, pharmaceutical scientists and biomedical engineers based at universities, national labs, and medical device companies
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- 20th June 2018
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Dr. Abdel Salam Hamdy Makhlouf is a Professor of Materials Science and Technology in the Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, and a Consultant and Expert Reviewer for several international companies, funding agencies and universities, and Advisor Editor for Elsevier, USA. He has won numerous national and international prestigious awards including Humboldt Research Award for Experienced Scientists at Max Planck Institute, Germany, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, NSF Fellow, and Dept. of Energy Fellow, USA, Belgian Federal Science Research Fellowship, Arab Youth Excellence Award in Innovation, Shoman Award in Engineering Science, National Prize of Egypt in Advanced Science and Technology, Egyptian Prize of Excellence in Surface Technology and Corrosion, Egyptian Prize of Excellence and Innovation in Materials Science and their Applications 2009, and An-Najah Prize for Research. Dr. Makhlouf is the editor of 13 books, 20 book chapters and over 180 articles. He is Senior Editor of Insciences Journal, Nanotechnology Section. He supervised and graduated 10 PhD and Master’s students, and 3 postdoctoral fellows. He is also a member of the European Science Foundation College of Expert Reviewers, an Expert Evaluator for the EU’s FP7, expert for the German Ministry of Education and Research, reviewer for the German Academic Exchange Service, and expert for the German Aerospace Center. He is a reviewer and panelist for the NSF programs: MME, MEP, and CREST, and a reviewer for the US Fulbright Commission, the Qatar Foundation, the Kuwait Foundation, and the National Centre of Science and Technology Evaluation, Kazakhstan.
Professor of Materials Science and Technology, Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute, and International Metallurgical Consultant and Expert
Dr. Nedal Abu-Thabit holds a Ph.D. in chemistry with specialization in polymer chemistry. Currently, Dr. Nedal is an associate professor in the Chemical & Process Engineering Technology department at Jubail Industrial College. Since 2013, he holds the position of the Program Director for Polymer Engineering Technology major. Dr. Nedal has published more than 20 research articles and reviews in refereed journals, 5 book chapters and 2 patents. His research interests in the areas of polymer synthesis, polymer post-functionalization, synthesis of functional polyelectrolytes for fuel cells applications, water sterilization using nanomaterials, synthesis of electrically conducting polymers for sensing applications, preparation of conductive hydrogels and conductive textiles; and isolation of biopolymers from natural sources. In addition, Dr. Nedal has contributed with many articles in the area of educational polymer chemistry.
Associate Professor and Course Director of the Polymer Division, Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Technology, Jubail Industrial College, Saudi Arabia
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