Learn about the analytical tools used to characterize particulate drug delivery systems with this comprehensive overview
Edited by a leading expert in the field, Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems provides a complete description of the analytical techniques used to characterize particulate drug systems on the micro- and nanoscale.
The book offers readers a full understanding of the basic physicochemical characteristics, material properties and differences between micro- and nanosystems. It explains how and why greater experience and more reliable measurement techniques are required as particle size shrinks, and the measured phenomena grow weaker.
Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems deals with a wide variety of topics relevant to chemical and solid-state analysis of drug delivery systems, including drug release, permeation, cell interaction, and safety. It is a complete resource for those interested in the development and manufacture of new medicines, the drug development process, and the translation of those drugs into life-enriching and lifesaving medicines.
Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems covers all of the following topics:
•An introduction to the analytical tools applied to determine particle size, morphology, and shape
•Common chemical approaches to drug system characterization
•A description of solid-state characterization of drug systems
•Drug release and permeation studies
•Toxicity and safety issues
•The interaction of drug particles with cells
Perfect for pharmaceutical chemists and engineers, as well as all other industry professionals and researchers who deal with drug delivery systems on a regular basis, Characterization of Pharmaceutical Nano- and Microsystems also belongs on bookshelves of interested students and faculty who interact with this topic.