15. Drug Delivery Systems

  1. Prof. Andreas Lendlein2,3,4 and
  2. Dr. Adam Sisson3,4,5
  1. Kevin M. Shakesheff

Published Online: 27 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch15

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications

How to Cite

Shakesheff, K. M. (2011) Drug Delivery Systems, in Handbook of Biodegradable Polymers: Isolation, Synthesis, Characterization and Applications (eds A. Lendlein and A. Sisson), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527635818.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Inst. für Chemie, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  2. 3

    Center for Biomaterial Development, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  3. 4

    Berlin-Brandenburg Center for Regenerative Therapies, Institute of Polymer Research, Helmholtz-Zemtrum Geesthacht, Kantstr. 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

  4. 5

    GKSS Forschungszentrum, Zentrum f. Biomaterialentw., Kantstraße 55, 14513 Teltow, Germany

Author Information

  1. The University of Nottingham, School of Pharmacy, STEM, NG 7 2RD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 29 JUN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527324415

Online ISBN: 9783527635818

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Keywords:

  • drug delivery systems;
  • biodegradable polymers;
  • polyanhydrides;
  • water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion;
  • extracellular matrix (ECM);
  • polymer–drug conjugate

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Clinical Need for Drug Delivery Systems

  • Poly(α-Hydroxyl Acids)

  • Polyanhydrides

  • Manufacturing Routes

  • Examples of Biodegradable Polymer Drug Delivery Systems Under Development

  • Concluding Remarks

  • References