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Transdermal Drug Delivery - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128225509, 9780128225516

Transdermal Drug Delivery

1st Edition

Concepts and Application

Author: Kevin Ita
Paperback ISBN: 9780128225509
eBook ISBN: 9780128225516
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 9th June 2020
Page Count: 324
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Transdermal Drug Delivery: Concepts and Application provides comprehensive background knowledge and documents the most recent advances made in the field of transdermal drug delivery. It provides comprehensive and updated information regarding most technologies and formulation strategies used for transdermal drug delivery. There has been recent growth in the number of research articles, reviews, and other types of publications in the field of transdermal drug delivery. Research in this area is active both in the academic and industry settings. Ironically, only about 40 transdermal products with distinct active pharmaceutical ingredients are in the market indicating that more needs to be done to chronicle recent advances made in this area and to elucidate the mechanisms involved. This book will be helpful to researchers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries as well as academics and graduate students working in the field of transdermal drug delivery and professionals working in the field of regulatory affairs focusing on topical and transdermal drug delivery systems. Researchers in the cosmetic and cosmeceutical industries, as well as those in chemical and biological engineering, will also find this book useful.

Key Features

  • Captures the most recent advancements and challenges in the field of transdermal drug delivery
  • Covers both passive and active transdermal drug delivery strategies
  • Explores a selection of state-of-the-art transdermal drug delivery systems


Researchers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries as well as academics

Table of Contents

  1. Transcutaneous Drug Administration
    2. Anatomy of the Human Skin
    3. Basic Principles of Transdermal Drug Delivery
    4. Elastic Liposomes and Other Vesicles
    5. Chemical Permeation Enhancers
    6. Microemulsions
    7. Prodrugs
    8. Microneedles
    9. Iontophoresis, Magnetophoresis, and Electroporation
    10. Sonophoresis
    11. Laser and Other Ablation Technologies
    12. Mathematical Modeling of Transdermal Drug Delivery


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About the Author

Kevin Ita

Dr. Ita holds a PhD in Pharmaceutics. His area of expertise is transdermal drug delivery. He has over 40 publications in this area and teaches Pharmaceutics to both first- and second year pharmacy students at the College of Pharmacy, Touro University, California. He joined the University in 2006 as an Assistant Professor. He is currently an Associate Professor. He was awarded an ICRETT Fellowship by the International Union Against Cancer (IUCC).

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics, Touro University California, USA


"This book presents information on various technologies related to transdermal drug delivery. The author tried to set forth the basic principles of the subject matter. Anyone involved in the development of transdermal drug delivery will find this title somewhat useful, in addition to graduate students and scientists. In the marketplace, there are several books similar to this title, e.g., Topical and Transdermal Drug Delivery: Principles and Practice, Benson and Watkinson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), which present a broader range of topics than this one." --Doody Reviews

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