Encyclopedia of Controlled Drug Delivery - 2 Volumes set

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Encyclopedia of Controlled Drug Delivery
edited by Edith Mathiowitz

Encyclopedia of Controlled Drug Delivery covers all aspects of controlled drug delivery, including human, agricultural and animal applications.

The 70 entries, written by an international team of renowned experts, offers A-to-Z coverage of controlled drug delivery systems for researchers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, agriculture companies, medical device companies, clinical research organizations and medical schools.

The Encyclopedia of Controlled Drug Delivery provides an up-to-date analysis of critical areas in its field.


New approaches in treating diseases such as alcoholism, cancer, heart disease, and infectious diseases are examined.
Delivery of vaccines, contraceptive agents, anticalcification agents, orthopedic agents, and veterinary agents.
Novel polymeric materials including polyanhydrides, chitosan polyesters, polyphosphates, polyphosphazenes, hydrogels, bioadhesive materials, and poly(ortho esters).
Extensive characterization approaches including differential scanning calorimetry, gel permeation chromatography, spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray powder diffraction, and surface characterization.
New areas related to drug delivery such as gene therapy, blood substitutes, food ingredients, and tissue engineering.
An analysis of various routes of administration including parenteral, intravitreal, oral, rectal, ocular, nasal, buccal, vaginal, and the central nervous system.
Different controlled release designs such as osmotic pumps, pendent-chain systems, membrane systems, nanoparticles, and liposomes are examined.
Patents, regulatory issues, manufacturing approaches, economics, in vitro�in vivo correlations, pharmacokinetics, release kinetics, assays, diagnostics, and related issues.

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