23. Green Drug Delivery Formulations

  1. Wei Zhang2 and
  2. Berkeley W. Cue Jr.3
  1. Scott B. McCray and
  2. David K. Lyon

Published Online: 29 MAY 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch23

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry

How to Cite

McCray, S. B. and Lyon, D. K. (2012) Green Drug Delivery Formulations, in Green Techniques for Organic Synthesis and Medicinal Chemistry (eds W. Zhang and B. W. Cue), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470711828.ch23

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Center for Green Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

  2. 3

    BWC Pharma Consulting, LLC, Green Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Ledyard, Connecticut, USA

Author Information

  1. Bend Research Inc., Bend, Oregon, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAY 2012
  2. Published Print: 22 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470711514

Online ISBN: 9780470711828



  • green drug delivery formulations;
  • new drug-delivery platform technology;
  • SDD technology platform, and GC advantages;
  • GC in pharmaceutical industry, and the E-factor;
  • GC in delivering low-solubility drugs, target in GC;
  • SDD drug-delivery platform, in formulation;
  • polymer choice, for SDD being critical;
  • SDD and effective modeling, for prescreening techniques;
  • SDDs, and 10-fold drug bioavailability


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction and Summary

  • Application of Green Chemistry in the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • Need for Green Chemistry Technologies to Deliver Low-Solubility Drugs

  • SDD Drug-Delivery Platform

  • Green Chemistry Advantages of SDD Drug-Delivery Platform

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References