- Introduction to Drug Delivery Technology Drugs can be administered by many routes, yet all emerging drug-delivery technologies aim to improve drug efficacy, minimize side effects, and reduce the burden of care for patients and physicians.
- Engineering Biodegradable Nanoparticles for Drug and Gene Delivery Engineered nanoparticles can deliver therapeutic agents to specifically targeted cells and then release those agents in a precisely controlled manner. Improved pharmacokinetic properties, reduced toxicity, and the ability to cross biological barriers are some of the key benefits of this approach.
- The Blood-Brain Barrier and Drug Delivery To maintain favorable conditions in the brain, the blood-brain barrier limits mass transfer across brain tissue. However, it also restricts the systemic delivery of compounds to treat neurological disorders. Several treatment alternatives to bypass the BBB and infuse pharmaceuticals at high concentrations are in development.
- Bioactive Devices: Uniting Form with Function Bioactive implants that combine a medical device with one or more biologic therapeutic agents show promise for the targeted treatment of complex medical conditions.
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March 11th, 2013
SBE SUPPLEMENT: DRUG DELIVERY