Silk-Based Drug Delivery Systems (Hardcover)

Silk-Based Drug Delivery Systems By Elia Bari (Editor), Sara Perteghella (Editor), Maria Luisa Torre (Editor) Cover Image
By Elia Bari (Editor), Sara Perteghella (Editor), Maria Luisa Torre (Editor)
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Silk proteins show excellent biocompatibility, controllable biodegradability and non-immunogenicity, and as such are studied extensively worldwide for biomedical applications. In particular, there is increasing interest in their use for drug delivery systems. This focussed book on silk proteins for drug delivery systems, delves into a key emerging area to outline the concepts and define the field.

Covering spider silk and silk worm cocoons, the editors elucidate the extraction, structure and properties of silk sericin and silk fibroin. Showing how these proteins are employed in micro and nano drug delivery systems, their use in pre-clinical and clinical trials, and closing with chapter on sustainability- driven innovation in the pharma industry, this book is ideal for graduates and researchers in biomaterials science and pharmaceutical science.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781788017725
ISBN-10: 1788017722
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date: October 7th, 2020
Pages: 229
Language: English