This model is exemplified by Alza, which was founded to improve medical treatment through controlled drug delivery
and focused on improving existing drugs rather than developing new ones.
Editors Zaikov, Jimenez and Monakov (no affiliations listed) include research on such topics as novel carriers for controlled drug delivery
systems, the mechanical properties of starch-based nano-biocomposites and the synergetic model of glass transition for polymeric materials.
will cover: The Early History and Evolution of the Controlled Drug Delivery
Known as the father of controlled drug delivery
and tissue engineering, Professor Langer has been cited as "one of history's most prolific inventors in medicine".
* The development of controlled drug delivery
systems to provide greater efficacy with fewer side effects than traditional drug delivery systems such as tablets, capsules, and injections.
Stimuli-responsive biodegradable and biocompatible films have recently showed enormous potential in controlled drug delivery
(7) Vyas S P, Khar R K (2001) Controlled drug delivery
concepts and advances, 1st ed, vallabh prakashan, delhi: 29-33.
Session 9 on Polymers in Drug Delivery will include the following presentations: "Synthesis of polymeric biocompatible materials for controlled drug delivery
by means of supercritical technology," Juan Francisco Rodriguez, Antonio de Lucas, Ignacio Gracia and Eng Rosario Mazarro, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain; and "Triggered release of therapeutics from medical polymers," Colin McCoy, Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland.
(Birmingham, AL; 205-917-2220), a company engaged in the development of controlled drug delivery
technologies, announced that is has entered into a collaboration with AstraZeneca (Wilmington, DE) to investigate the feasibility of an injectable sustained release formulation of an undisclosed drug using Southern BioSystems' SABER drug delivery system.
The biodegradable nature of the hydrogels also allows for the complete release of medication into the body when they are used for controlled drug delivery
. Many of the new drugs available have large molecular weights, such as proteins and peptides, and they have difficulty diffusing from nonbiodegradable carriers.
is the leader in controlled drug delivery
systems and should continue to benefit from a rising stream of royalties from licensees, as well as increasing sales of its own proprietary drugs.
ZYN002 is a clear, permeation-enhanced gel that is designed to provide consistent, controlled drug delivery
transdermally with convenient twice-daily dosing.