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Emerging Nanotechnologies for Diagnostics, Drug Delivery and Medical Devices by Abhirup Mandal, Kishore Cholkar, Ashim K Mitra

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Chapter 1

Therapeutic Applications of Polymeric Materials

Kishore Cholkar1, Gayathri Acharya2, Hoang M. Trinh3, and Gagandeep Singh4     1Ingenus Pharmaceuticals/RiconPharma LLC, Denville, NJ, United States     2GlaxoSmithKline, Collegeville, PA, United States     3University of Missouri–Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, United States     4College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY, United States

Abstract

Polymers (natural and synthetic) are widely employed in imaging, diagnosis, and delivery. Drug delivery polymers are engineered into a vesicular carrier system such as microparticles, nanoparticles, implants, or scaffolds to encapsulate drugs for sustained release. In this chapter we made attempts to discuss the applications of polymers in various ...

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