Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology

Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology

Raj K. Keservani (Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, India), Anil K. Sharma (Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, India) and Rajesh Kumar Kesharwani (National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India)
Release Date: August, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 510
ISBN13: 9781522507543|ISBN10: 152250754X|EISBN13: 9781522507550|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0754-3

Description

Technological innovations have become the impetus for continuous developments in medical research. With the assistance of new technologies, effective drug delivery techniques have been improved for optimal patient care.

Recent Advances in Drug Delivery Technology is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the application of pharmaceutical technology to optimize techniques for drug delivery in patients. Focusing on novel approaches in pharmaceutical science, this book is ideally designed for medical practitioners, upper-level students, scientists, and researchers.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Herbal Approaches
  • Nanomedicine
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Proteomics

Reviews and Testimonials

Editors Keservani, Sharma, and Kesharwani introduce this research compilation detailing recent advances in drug delivery techniques as informed by a variety of novel and quickly growing fields. The book is divided into eight sections discussing drug delivery involving: individualized therapeutic-diagnostic nanomedicine; matching of drugs to biomarkers in a pharmacogenetic approach; use of proteomics and genomics to improve understanding of disease; bioinformatics; several contributions on the medicinal role of natural products in everyday diet, botanical formulations, and optimized nutraceutical or phytopharmacetical supplements; evidence-based evaluation of topical cosmeceuticals; use of red blood cells as efficient drug carriers; and herbal drugs with the specific example context of diabetic nephropathy.

– Protoview Reviews

This volume in theAdvances in Medical Technology and Clinical Practicee (AMTCP) book series highlights the latest research regarding drug delivery technology. Pointing to an impressive array of improved and emerging technologies, the book helps to establish that delivery systems can be just as powerful as the medicines they convey.
Thirteen chapters are grouped into eight sections based on topic similarities. Some of the featured areas of research include nanomedicine, functional foods, genomics, cosmeceuticals, and herbal therapies. Each chapter begins with an abstract which provides brief background and summary information for the research to follow. Chapters generally include helpful introduction and conclusion sections and make strong use of headings and subheadings, tables, illustrations, and key terms and definitions. With backgrounds in biochemistry, pharmaceutical science, biotechnology, etc., contributors write on a variety of topics, such as individualized treatments, biomarker-directed cancer therapies, the emergence of bioinformatics to collect data, the phyto-pharmaceutical applications of functional foods, the potential delivery capabilities of red blood cells, and much more. A preface establishes the volume’s organization and goals. References are listed at the end of each chapter and compiled again at the end of the book, alongside brief contributor biographies and an index.
As the language and topics are highly specialized, the book is clearly targeted to advanced students, educators, and those in the pharmaceutical or medical profession. Readers can find further research gathered in the Novel Approaches for Drug Delivery volume in the AMTCP series.

– ARBA Staff Reviewer

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Raj K. Keservani has more than 7 years of academic (Teaching) experience in various institutes of India imparting Pharmaceutical education. Mr. Keservani did his graduation (B. Pharmacy) from Department of Pharmacy, Kumaun University, Nainital (U.A.), India in 2005. Afterwards he qualified GATE in same year conducted by IIT Mumbai. He received Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharmacy) from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (M.P.), India in 2008 with specialization in Pharmaceutics. Further, he has published 25 peer reviewed papers in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences in national and international reputed journals, 10 book chapters, 2 co-authored books. He is also active as a reviewer in several scientific international journals. His research interest encompasses Nutraceutical and Functional Foods, Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS), Transdermal Drug Delivery/ Drug Delivery, Health Science/Life Science, Biology/Cancer Biology/Neurobiology.
Anil K. Sharma has more than 6 years of academic experience in Pharmaceutical sciences. He did his graduation (B. Pharmacy) from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India in 2005. Afterwards he qualified GATE in same year conducted by IIT Mumbai. He received Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharmacy) from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal (M.P.), India in 2007 with specialization in Pharmaceutics. Further, he has published 25 peer reviewed papers in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences in national and international reputed journals, 10 book chapters. His research interest encompasses Nutraceutical and Functional Foods, Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS), Drug Delivery, Nanotechnology, Health Science/Life Science, Biology/Cancer Biology/Neurobiology. Currently he is working as lecture at Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Research, University of Delhi, India.
Rajesh K. Kesharwani has more than 7 years of research and 2 years of teaching experience in various institutes of India imparting bioinformatics and biotechnology education. Dr. Kesharwani did his graduation (B.Sc. Biology) from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, an autonomous college of University of Allahabad and post-graduation (M.Sc. Biochemistry) from Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India. He has qualified GATE 2005 and 2006, received Ministry of Human Resource Development, India fellowship to complete M.Tech-IT (specialization in Bioinformatics) degree from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India in 2008. He has completed doctorate (Ph.D.) from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad in 2014 and received Ministry of Human Resource Development, India fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from Indian Council of Medical Research, India. Dr. Kesharwani is recipient of Swarna Jayanti Puruskar by The National Academy of Sciences, India for best paper presentation. He has authored 29+ peer-reviewed articles, 5 book chapters and, one book as co-editor together with more than 10 book chapters has been accepted for publication with international publishers. He has been members of many scientific communities and reviewer of many international journals. 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.