Editors: Swarnlata Saraf, Ram Kumar Sahu, Vivek Dave

Advanced Pharmaceutical and Herbal Nanoscience for Targeted Drug Delivery Systems Part II

eBook: US $69 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $117
Printed Copy: US $83
Library License: US $276
ISBN: 978-981-5036-55-8 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5036-54-1 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2022
DOI: 10.2174/97898150365411220101


This 2-part reference informs readers about the application of drug delivery technologies to herbal medicines. Chapters cover a broad range of major topics on the subject of targeted drug delivery systems. These topics include the application of drug delivery systems for herbal nanomedicines, drug development issues, emerging technologies, adaptations for clinical use, market prospects and challenges of industrial commercialization. Chapters have been contributed by several experts in pharmaceutical chemistry and blend theoretical knowledge with practical aspects of drug delivery.

Part II covers the following topics:

- Pharmaceutical nanosciences and their application in the delivery of various phytoconstituents

- Design of cosmeceutical drug delivery systems: the role of nanotechnology in cosmeceuticals

- Transfersomes: a novel vesicular transdermal delivery system

- Self-nano/micro emulsified drug delivery systems

- Phytosomes

- The role of nanomedicines in ocular drug delivery systems

- Colloidosomes as an efficient novel drug delivery system: an update

- Herbal nanoscience: challenges and regulatory perspectives

- Vitamins based nanomedicine approach

- Dendrimers: a versatile nanoplatform for advanced targeting and bioactive(s) delivery

- Targeted drug delivery systems for cells and cell organelles

- Liposomes for herbal drug delivery

- AI in pharmacy, herbal medicine and drug delivery: sci-fi or reality?

This reference is a valuable resource for scholars that creates awareness of novel drug delivery systems as well as their promising applications in drug targeting, and nanotherapeutics for specific diseases.


Currently, various drug delivery systems are being developed to minimize drug degradation, prevent toxic effects, improve drug bioavailability, and increase drug accumulation at the disease target site. Nano based drug delivery offers significant advantages in terms of targeted drug delivery, transport, and release to achieve better therapeutic efficacy. This system is rapidly becoming one of the most important tools in the field of nanomedicine.

In the book titled "Advance Pharmaceutical Herbal Nanoscience: Targeted Drug Delivery System Part II," the author aims to provide a comprehensive overview of herbal nanoscience, including its production, evaluation, regulatory perspective and application. Herbal drugs are widely used worldwide, and their therapeutic efficacy depends on the nature of active constituents. The higher molecular weight and aqueous solubility of active ingredients, which cannot penetrate the lipid membranes of cells, lead to a decrease in bioavailability and efficacy. The combination of herbal medicine and nanotechnology has been widely recommended as nanostructured systems have the potential to overcome the above limitations. The nano-based delivery system improves the bioavailability of herbal medicines by delivering a sufficient amount of the drug to the target site of the disease.

In this book, an overview of recent advances in plant-based nanomedicine is presented. Each chapter attempts to describe the introduction, concept, progress, current status, and future prospects of plant-based nanomedicine. In addition, the book includes an overview of research in the field of plant-based nanoscience and some of the most fascinating findings from this study. The book also examined the difficulties and regulatory implications of plant-based nanoscience.

The authors of this book have succeeded in addressing the development that has been attempted in the area of novel plant-based drug delivery. This is a useful book and resource for undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, and academicians who are exploring concepts for a nano-based drug delivery system and its performance.

Prof. Sanjay Singh
Vice Chancellor,
Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University,
(A Central University),
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh