Lipid Nanocarriers for Advanced Therapeutic Applications

Lipid Nanocarriers for Advanced Therapeutic Applications

Vandana B. Patravale (Institute of Chemical Technology, India), Preshita P. Desai (Institute of Chemical Technology, India) and Sanyat S. Mapara (Institute of Chemical Technology, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4781-5.ch005
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Lipid nanocarriers are the mainstream of nanotechnology-based advanced healthcare systems. This field has reported extensive research activity, promising results, and market acceptability over the past few decades. This profound success of lipid nanocarriers as therapeutic delivery systems is a result of their unique properties, that is, biocompatibility and biodegradability, possible delivery by multiple routes of administration, ease of formulation and scale up, amicable dosage form development, enhanced stability, bioavailability, and possible drug targeting. The chapter aims to give a detailed overview of various types of lipid nanocarriers along with methods of fabrication and characterization. The chapter also describes multiple applications of lipid nanocarriers in advanced therapeutics and elaborates on the current market opportunities and future prospects.
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Types Of Lipid Nanocarriers

Researchers have explored an extensive number of lipid nanocarriers over the last several decades as described below. Their broad classification is depicted in Figure 1.

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