The development of improved methods of drug delivery has received significant attention over the last two decades. Most important is a non-toxic level of the drug at a particular body organ or body locale. To reach this goal, many variations of controlled release have been researched worldwide. This edited volume of papers from the Journal of Biomaterials Applications details many exciting technical advances in controlled release drug delivery systems. Some of the important developments described in the book include implantable delivery systems, delivery of topical drugs, and ultrasonic drug delivery.
Table of Contents
Ultrasonically Medicated Drug Delivery
Implantable Drug Delivery
Polyethylene-Starch Extrudates as Erodible Carriers for Bioactive Materials: I
Erodibility and in vitro Dye Release Studies
Bioactive Polymers: In vitro and in vivo Study of Controlled Release Neomycin
Polymer Entrapment Powders for Topical Delivery
Bioactive Polymers 68-Controlled Release of Neomycine-Furazolidone Bicomponent System from Xanthan Hydrogel
Effect of Controlled Local Acetylsalicylic Acid Release on in vitro Platelet Adhesion to Vascular Grafts
Materials Used in Controlled Release Technology-A Primer
"The papers are easy to read, well referenced, and give a very useful source of information to researchers in this field. The book covers a lot of ground and is a balance of useful, general discussions and a number of more specific articles."
--Medical Device Technology