This new two-volume set, Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1: Novel Drug Carriers and Volume 2: Drug Targeting Aspects of Nanotechnology presents a comprehensive look at the state-of-the-art research and developments in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications. Many methods of drug delivery systems have been used, but very few of them have been validated for medical use. A major reason for the above situation, the editors believe, is due to the gap between academia and research, and the gap between academic research and real-time clinical applications and needs. These volumes address that gap.
Volume 1 addresses the ubiquitous applications of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques, while Volume 2 focuses on drug targeting aspects of nanotechnology. Together they provide a thorough review of the applications of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques.
These two volumes will provide a plethora of real-world information for the application of drug delivery approaches via nanotechnology that will be valuable to scientists and researchers as well as faculty and students.
The volumes are available separately or together as a set.
Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is a faculty of pharmaceutics at Sagar Institute of Research and Technology-Pharmacy, Bhopal, India. He has more than seven years of academic (teaching) experience from various institutes of India in pharmaceutical education. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, fifteen book chapters, two co-authored books, and two edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. Mr. Keservani graduated with a pharmacy degree from the Department of Pharmacy, Kumaun University, Nainital (UA), India. He received his Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) (specialization in pharmaceutics) from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), transdermal drug delivery/ drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology.
Anil K. Sharma, MPharm, is working as a lecturer at the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, India. He has more than six years of academic experience in pharmaceutical sciences. He has published 26 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals as well as 12 book chapters. He received a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, and a Master of Pharmacy degree from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, with a specialization in pharmaceutics. His research interests encompass nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), drug delivery, nanotechnology, health science/life science, and biology/cancer biology/neurobiology.
Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, has more than seven years of research and two years of teaching experience in various institutes of India, imparting bioinformatics and biotechnology education. He has received several awards, including the NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puruskar-2013 by The National Academy of Sciences of India. He has authored over 32 peer-reviewed articles and ten book chapters. He has been a member of many scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. Dr. Kesharwani received a BSc in biology from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, India, an autonomous college of the University of Allahabad; his MSc (Biochemistry) from Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India; and MTech-IT (specialization in Bioinformatics) from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. He earned his PhD from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, and received a Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research, India. His research fields of interest are medical informatics, protein structure and function prediction, computer-aided drug designing, structural biology, drug delivery, cancer biology, and next-generation sequence analysis.
Introduction to Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Raj K. Keservani, Rajesh K. Kesharwani, and Anil K. Sharma
Nanoparticles: General Aspects and Applications
Onur Alpturk and Ceyda Tuba Sengel-Turk
Nanotechnology in Medicine: Drug Delivery Systems
Elena Campano-Cuevas, Ana Mora-Boza, Gabriel Castillo-Dalí, Agustín Rodríguez-Gonzalez-Elipe, María-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Angel Barranco, and Daniel Torres-Lagares
Polymeric Matrix Systems for Drug Delivery
Snezana Ilic-Stojanovic, LjubiSa Nikolic, Vesna Nikolic, DuSica Ilic, Ivan S. Ristic, and Ana Tacic
Applications of Nanobiomaterials in Drug Delivery
Yaser Dahman and Hamideh Hosseinabadi
Carbon Nanotubes Used as Nanocarriers in Drug and Biomolecule Delivery
Hua He, Deli Xiao, Lien Ai Pham-Huy, Pierre Dramou, and Chuong Pham-Huy
Dendrimers: A Glimpse of History, Current Progress, and Applications
Surya Prakash Gautam, Arun Kumar Gupta, Revati Gupta, Tapsya Gautam, and Maninder Pal Singh
Nanofibers: Production Techniques and Applications
Hemant K. S Yadav, Nour A. H Alhalabi, and Ghufran A. R Alsalloum
Drug and Food Applications of Liposomes and Nanoparticles: From Benchmark to Bedside?
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza and Renan Martins dos Santos
Nanotechnology for Cosmetic Herbal Actives: Is It a New Beauty Regime?
Antimicrobial Activity of Nanotechnological Products
Leonardo Quintana Soares Lopes, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, and Roberto Christ Vianna Santos
Drug Targeting: Principles and Applications
Ruslan G. Tuguntaev, Ahmed Shaker Eltahan, Satyajeet S. Salvi, and Xing-Jie Liang
Drug Targeting: General Aspects and Relevance to Nanotechnology
Preethi Naik, Megha Marwah, Meenakshi Venkataraman, Gopal Singh Rajawat, and Mangal Nagarsenker
Nano-Oncotargets and Innovative Therapies
Yamuna Mohanram and Lakshmi Kiran Chelluri
Dendrimer Conjugates as Novel DNA and SiRNA Carriers
Yuya Hayashi, Keiichi Motoyama, Taishi Higashi, Hirofumi Jono, Yukio Ando, and Hidetoshi Arima
Precise Preparation of Functional Polysaccharide Nanoparticles by Enzymatic Approach
Polysaccharide-Drug Nanoconjugates as Targeted Delivery Vehicles
Glycan-Based Nanocarries in Drug Delivery
Songul Yasar Yildiz, Merve Erginer, Tuba Demirci, Juergen Hemberger, and Ebru Toksoy Oner
Physiological and Clinical Considerations of Drug Delivery Systems Containing Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene
Sami Makharza, Giuseppe Cirillo, Orazio Vittorio, and Silke Hampel
Nanofibers: General Aspects and Applications
Raghavendra Ramalingam and Kantha Deivi Arunachalam
Nanocomposite Microparticles (nCmP) for Pulmonary Drug Delivery Applications
Zimeng Wang, Elisa A. Torrico-Guzmán, Sweta K. Gupta, and Samantha A. Meenach
Solid Lipid Nanoparticles for Topical Drug Delivery
Sonia Trombino and Roberta Cassano
Hydrophobized Polymers for Encapsulation of Amphotericin B in Nanoparticles