Editor: Michael U. Adikwu

Biopolymers in Drug Delivery: Recent Advances and Challenges

Personal Book: US $84 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $160
Printed Copy: US $119
Library Book: US $336
ISBN: 978-1-60805-653-8
eISBN: 978-1-60805-078-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2009
DOI: 10.2174/97816080507891090101

Introduction

This Ebook describes the applicability of diverse natural and synthetic biopolymers and their blends in drugs, vaccines and gene delivery. It would serve as a concise body of information on biopolymers for researchers, industries and students of pharmaceutical, chemical, engineering and biomedical sciences. Practical and theoretical concepts are presented in depth. Examples of yet untapped indigenous African polymers with drug delivery potentials are highlighted. Many natural biopolymers with excellent drug delivery properties have not been appropriately exploited because there is very concise body of information that would demonstrate their potential. This Ebook should prove to be an important resource to researchers in the field.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Michael U. Adikwu
University of Nigeria
Nigeria




Contributor(s):
Professor Michael U. Adikwu
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka, Science and Technology Education Post-Basic (STEP-B), No 3 Iku Close Off Ona Crescent, Off Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama
Abuja
Nigeria


Professor Vincent C. Okore
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Professor Sabinus I. Ofoefule
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Industrial Pharmacy
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Professor Emmanuel C. Ibezim
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Professor Charles O. Esimone
Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka
Nigeria


Dr Anthony A. Attama
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Dr Kenneth C. Ofokansi
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Dr Godswill C. Onunkwo
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Dr Chukwuemeka S. Nworu
Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Dr Edward C. Nwanegbo
Department of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania
USA


Dr Phillip F. Builders
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Raw Material Development
National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development
Abuja
Nigeria


Dr Benjamin A. Ezekoye
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Dr Ikemefuna C. Uzochukwu
Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Awka
Nigeria


Dr Remigius U. Agu
Biopharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Laboratory
College of Pharmacy
5968 College Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
Canada


Dr Michael I. Ugwoke
Disphar International BV, Tolweg 15, 3741 LM Baarn
The Netherlands


Dr Wendy J Lyzenga
Biopharmaceutics & Drug Delivery Laboratory
College of Pharmacy
5968 College Street, Halifax, NS B3H 3J5
Canada


Nicholas C. Obitte
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Industrial Pharmacy
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Edwin O. Omeje
Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria


Paul A. Akpa
Department of Pharmaceutics
University of Nigeria
Nsukka
Nigeria




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