This is an up-to-date text which should find its rightful place on the shelves of postgraduates and more senior scientists in the field. It would be of special value to those in other disciplines who have seen the possibilities of nanomedicine but who have not always appreciated the depth of knowledge that already exists, or the complexity of system-organism interactions. -International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 2008
Since the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. This expertly written guide addresses the scientific methodologies, formulation, processing, applications, recent trends, and emerging technologies in the research of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems (NPDDS). It extensively covers applications of NPDDS, including lipid nanoparticles for dermal applications, nanocarriers for the treatment of restenosis, ocular, central nervous system, and gastrointestinal applications, and use as an adjuvant for vaccine development.