Chapter 12

Novel gels: implications for drug delivery

Swarnali D. Paul
Harish Sharma
Gunjan Jeswani
Arvind K. Jha    Shri Shankaracharya Group of Institutions, SSTC, Bhilai, India

Abstract

The challenge for efficient drug delivery to patients with fewer side effects has prompted pharmaceutical companies to engage in the development of new drug delivery technologies that can prove their potential to deliver drugs in a controlled, sustained, and targetable manner. Gel technology is one of such emerging technologies, which is no longer limited only to topical applications of drugs and cosmetics for local action. Novel gels prepared by nanotechnology, including vesicular gels, nanogels, emulgels, and so forth, have established their efficacy in terms ...

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