Pharmaceutical Science & Technology

Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1
Novel Drug Carriers

Editors: Raj K. Keservani, MPharm
Anil K. Sharma, MPharm
Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD

Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1

Now on press
Pub Date: November 2017
Hardback Price: $179.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771885836
E-Book ISBN: 9781315225371
Pages: 460pp w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 17 color and 32 b/w illustrations

Drug Delivery Approaches and Nanosystems, Volume 1: Novel Drug Carriers
presents a full picture of the state-of-the-art research and development in drug delivery systems using nanotechnology and its applications. This volume, the first of a two-volume series, addresses the ever-expanding application of nanotechnology or nano-sized materials in the medical field and the real-world challenges and complexities of current drug delivery methodologies and techniques.

Many methods of drug delivery systems have been used, but very few of them have been validated for medical use. A major reason for the above situation, the editors believe, is due to the gap between academia and research, and the gap between academic research and real-time clinical applications and needs. This volume addresses that gap.

This volume presents 12 chapters that provide information about the preparation and characterization of nanocomposite materials used in drug delivery systems; advanced research of carbon nanotubes, nanocomposite materials and polymer-clay, ceramics, and silicate glass-based nanocomposites; and the functionality of graphene nanocomposites. The book also provides detailed information on the application of nanotechnology in drug delivery systems in health care systems and medicine. The book describes how nanostructures are synthesized and draws attention to wide variety of nanostructures available for biological research and treatment applications.

This valuable volume provides a wealth of information that will be valuable to scientists and researchers, faculty, and students.

Key features:

  • Describes the general characteristics of several nanosystems that have applications in drug delivery
  • Discusses the general features of nanoparticles, encompassing preparation methods, evaluations parameters, and different polymers used in formulation, with commercial applications listed
  • Explores the role of nanotechnology in therapeutics
  • Provides an overview of the drug delivery systems (DDS), based on natural and/or synthetic polymers as carriers for the active substances, proteins, or cells
  • Discusses biomaterials used for drug delivery, both natural as well as synthetic
  • Examines the applications of CNTs used as nanocarriers in drug and biomolecule delivery for chemotherapeutic use and also studies the pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and toxicity of different forms of CNTs
  • Includes an overview of dendrimers, with their therapeutic relevance discussed
  • Explains the general aspects of nanofibers and enumerates the various preparation techniques
  • Presents an historical map of liposomes and nanoparticles
    Explores the use of nanotechnology for cosmetic herbal actives in beauty products
  • Discusses the applications of nanotechnology-based products confined as carriers of antibacterial actives
  • Explains the targeting potential of nanosystems for precise delivery of therapeutic agents

See Volume 2 here:


1. Introduction to Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Raj K. Keservani, Rajesh K. Kesharwani, and Anil K. Sharma

2. Nanoparticles: General Aspects and Applications
Onur Alpturk and Ceyda Tuba Sengel-Turk

3. Nanotechnology in Medicine: Drug Delivery Systems
Elena Campano-Cuevas, Ana Mora-Boza, Gabriel Castillo-Dalí, Agustín Rodríguez-Gonzalez-Elipe, María-Angeles Serrera-Figallo, Angel Barranco, and Daniel Torres-Lagares

4. Polymeric Matrix Systems for Drug Delivery
Snežana Ilić-Stojanović, Ljubiša Nikolić, Vesna Nikolić, Dušica Ilić, Ivan S. Ristić, and Ana Tačić

5. Applications of Nanobiomaterials in Drug Delivery
Yaser Dahman and Hamideh Hosseinabadi

6. Carbon Nanotubes Used as Nanocarriers in Drug and Biomolecule Delivery
Hua He, Deli Xiao, Lien Ai Pham-Huy, Pierre Dramou, and Chuong Pham-Huy

7. Dendrimers: A Glimpse of History, Current Progress, and Applications
Surya Prakash Gautam, Arun Kumar Gupta, Revati Gupta, Tapsya Gautam, and Maninder Pal Singh

8. Nanofibers: Production Techniques and Applications
Hemant K. S Yadav, Nour A. H Alhalabi, and Ghufran A. R Alsalloum

9. Drug and Food Applications of Liposomes and Nanoparticles: from Benchmark to Bedside?
Marcus Vinícius Dias-Souza and Renan Martins dos Santos

10. Nanotechnology for Cosmetic Herbal Actives: Is It a New Beauty Regime?
Ranjita Shegokar

11. Antimicrobial Activity of Nanotechnological Products
Leonardo Quintana Soares Lopes, Márcia Ebling de Souza, Rodrigo de Almeida Vaucher, and Roberto Christ Vianna Santos

12. Drug Targeting: Principles and Applications
Ruslan G. Tuguntaev, Ahmed Shaker Eltahan, Satyajeet S. Salvi, and Xing-Jie Liang


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Raj K. Keservani, MPharm
Sagar Institute of Research and Technology-Pharmacy, Bhopal, India

Raj K. Keservani, MPharm, is a faculty of pharmaceutics at Sagar Institute of Research and Technology-Pharmacy, Bhopal, India. He has more than seven years of academic (teaching) experience from various institutes of India in pharmaceutical education. He has published 30 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals, fifteen book chapters, two co-authored books, and two edited books. He is also active as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. Mr. Keservani graduated with a pharmacy degree from the Department of Pharmacy, Kumaun University, Nainital (UA), India. He received his Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) (specialization in pharmaceutics) from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India. His research interests include nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), transdermal drug delivery/ drug delivery, health science, cancer biology, and neurobiology.

Anil K. Sharma, MPharm
Lecturer, Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, India

Anil K. Sharma, MPharm, is working as a lecturer at the Delhi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, University of Delhi, India. He has more than six years of academic experience in pharmaceutical sciences. He has published 26 peer-reviewed papers in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in national and international journals as well as 12 book chapters. He received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India, and a Master of Pharmacy degree from the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal, India, with a specialization in pharmaceutics. His research interests encompass nutraceutical and functional foods, novel drug delivery systems (NDDS), drug delivery, nanotechnology, health science/life science, and biology/cancer biology/neurobiology.

Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD
Faculty, National Institute of Technology, Warangal, Telangana, India

Rajesh K. Kesharwani, PhD, has more than seven years of research and two years of teaching experience in various institutes of India, imparting bioinformatics and biotechnology education. He has received several awards, including the NASI-Swarna Jayanti Puruskar-2013 by The National Academy of Sciences of India. He has authored over 32 peer-reviewed articles and ten book chapters. He has been a member of many scientific communities as well as a reviewer for many international journals. Dr. Kesharwani received a BSc in biology from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, India, an autonomous college of the University of Allahabad; his MSc (Biochemistry) from Awadesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, India; and MTech-IT (specialization in Bioinformatics) from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, India. He earned his PhD from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad, and received a Ministry of Human Resource Development (India) Fellowship and Senior Research Fellowship from the Indian Council of Medical Research, India. His research fields of interest are medical informatics, protein structure and function prediction, computer-aided drug designing, structural biology, drug delivery, cancer biology, and next-generation sequence analysis.

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