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Drug Delivery Systems

Drug Delivery Systems are used to deploy medications intact to specifically targeted parts of the body through a medium that can control the therapy’s administration by means of either a physiological or chemical trigger. During the past decade, polymeric microspheres, polymer micelles, and hydrogel-type materials have all been shown to be effective in enhancing drug targeting specificity, lowering systemic drug toxicity, improving treatment absorption rates, and providing protection for pharmaceuticals against biochemical degradation. In addition, several other experimental drug delivery systems show exciting signs of promise, including those composed of biodegradable polymers, dendrimers (so-called star polymers), electroactive polymers, and modified C-60 fullerenes (also known as “buckyballs”).

T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy

Multiparticulates or multiple unit dosage forms are the discrete, small, repetitive units of drug particles which may or may not possess similar drug release pattern.  They can be tailored for pulsatile, controlled and or delayed, targeted drug...

Contributor: T. E. Gopala Krishna Murthy
09/27/2010 08:00:00 PM EDT
In Demand: Prefilled Syringes

The prefilled syringes sector has witnessed healthy growth in recent years and demand is expected to rise. This is due to the increased number of injectable biological drugs in the pipeline and healthcare professionals and patients demanding...

Contributor: Andrea Charles
09/09/2010 08:00:00 PM EDT
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The application of nanobiotechnology has far ranging uses within a number of sectors of the life sciences industry, including drug discovery, formulation, clinical assessment, drug delivery and monitoring. A benchmark report on nanotechnology...

Contributor: Pharma IQ
08/11/2010 08:00:00 PM EDT