Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers by Vladimir Torchilin

Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers

EditorVladimir Torchilin

Hardcover | May 19, 2008

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Various pharmaceutical nanocarriers, such as nanospheres, nanocapsules, liposomes, micelles, cell ghosts, lipoproteins and some others are widely used for experimental (and already clinical) delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents. The use of nanoparticulate pharmaceutical carriers to enhance the in vivo efficiency of many drugs well established itself over the past decade both in pharmaceutical research and clinical setting. Looking into the future of the field of drug delivery, we have to think about the development of the next generation of pharmaceutical nanocarriers combining the whole variety of properties and allowing for the simultaneous performance of multiple functions. Surface modification of pharmaceutical carriers is often used to control their properties in a desirable fashion and make them to simultaneously perform several different functions. This book is all about these "futuristic" multifunctional medicines.Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers intends to bring together the experts in the field of multifunctional nanopharmaceuticals to provide the reader with the cutting edge information, a critical overview of the field, and analysis of the current and future tendencies and developments to aid in the rapid developments in the field.

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Title:Multifunctional Pharmaceutical NanocarriersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.1 inPublished:May 19, 2008Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387765514

ISBN - 13:9780387765518

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Table of Contents

Multifunctional nanopharmaceuticals: Challenges and opportunities.- Multifunctional polymeric assemblies for drug delivery.- Multifunctional nanogels and nanoparticles as pharmaceutical carriers.- Functionalized liposomes for organ-specific delivery.- Functionalized polymers for drug delivery.- Functionalized dendrimers as pharmaceutical carriers.- Charge modification of pharmaceutical nanocarriers.- Stimuli-sensitive systems for drug and gene delivery.- Pharmaceutical micelles - possibility to combine longevity and stimuli-sensitivity.- Long-circulating liposomes with attached diagnostic moieties: Application for gamma- and MR imaging.- Magnetically responsive pharmaceutical nanocarriers: What can the magnetism add?.- Multifunctional nanotherapeutics for cancer.- What function should be added to pharmaceutical nanocarrier to bring it to mitochondria?