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Drug delivery systems: Advanced technologies potentially applicable in personalized treatments.

Coelho JF, Ferreira PC, Alves P, Cordeiro R, Fonseca AC, Góis JR, Gil MH - EPMA J (2010)

Bottom Line: Advanced drug delivery systems (DDS) present indubitable benefits for drug administration.The second part provides information about the most advanced drug delivery devices using stimuli-responsive polymers.In a near future it is predictable the appearance of new effective tailor-made DDS, resulting from knowledge of different interdisciplinary sciences, in a perspective of creating personalized medical solutions.

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Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
Advanced drug delivery systems (DDS) present indubitable benefits for drug administration. Over the past three decades, new approaches have been suggested for the development of novel carriers for drug delivery. In this review, we describe general concepts and emerging research in this field based on multidisciplinary approaches aimed at creating personalized treatment for a broad range of highly prevalent diseases (e.g., cancer and diabetes). This review is composed of two parts. The first part provides an overview on currently available drug delivery technologies including a brief history on the development of these systems and some of the research strategies applied. The second part provides information about the most advanced drug delivery devices using stimuli-responsive polymers. Their synthesis using controlled-living radical polymerization strategy is described. In a near future it is predictable the appearance of new effective tailor-made DDS, resulting from knowledge of different interdisciplinary sciences, in a perspective of creating personalized medical solutions.

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Potential particles morphologies (adapted from [224])
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Fig41: Potential particles morphologies (adapted from [224])

Mentions: Within particles, two different categories can be distinguished: spheres and capsules. The first type refers to spherical particles composed of homogeneous mixtures of active agent and polymer while the second is applied when the particle presents a core (where the active agent is placed) that is delimited by a different material (usually the polymer). The core may present itself in distinct forms and states from solid to even gas. Several active agent domains may be found inside the capsule core. Some potential particles morphologies are presented in Fig. 41.Fig. 41


Drug delivery systems: Advanced technologies potentially applicable in personalized treatments.

Coelho JF, Ferreira PC, Alves P, Cordeiro R, Fonseca AC, Góis JR, Gil MH - EPMA J (2010)

Potential particles morphologies (adapted from [224])
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Fig41: Potential particles morphologies (adapted from [224])
Mentions: Within particles, two different categories can be distinguished: spheres and capsules. The first type refers to spherical particles composed of homogeneous mixtures of active agent and polymer while the second is applied when the particle presents a core (where the active agent is placed) that is delimited by a different material (usually the polymer). The core may present itself in distinct forms and states from solid to even gas. Several active agent domains may be found inside the capsule core. Some potential particles morphologies are presented in Fig. 41.Fig. 41

Bottom Line: Advanced drug delivery systems (DDS) present indubitable benefits for drug administration.The second part provides information about the most advanced drug delivery devices using stimuli-responsive polymers.In a near future it is predictable the appearance of new effective tailor-made DDS, resulting from knowledge of different interdisciplinary sciences, in a perspective of creating personalized medical solutions.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-290 Coimbra, Portugal.

ABSTRACT
Advanced drug delivery systems (DDS) present indubitable benefits for drug administration. Over the past three decades, new approaches have been suggested for the development of novel carriers for drug delivery. In this review, we describe general concepts and emerging research in this field based on multidisciplinary approaches aimed at creating personalized treatment for a broad range of highly prevalent diseases (e.g., cancer and diabetes). This review is composed of two parts. The first part provides an overview on currently available drug delivery technologies including a brief history on the development of these systems and some of the research strategies applied. The second part provides information about the most advanced drug delivery devices using stimuli-responsive polymers. Their synthesis using controlled-living radical polymerization strategy is described. In a near future it is predictable the appearance of new effective tailor-made DDS, resulting from knowledge of different interdisciplinary sciences, in a perspective of creating personalized medical solutions.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus