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A comprehensive guide to the concepts, technology, and applications of antibody-mediated drug delivery systems
Antibody-Mediated Drug Delivery Systems: Concepts, Technology, and Applications provides readers with comprehensive coverage of one of the fastest growing fields of pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. An up-to-date, practical reference on the essential ideas, analytical developments, processing, and utilization of antibody-mediated drug delivery systems, this edited volume features contributions from acclaimed experts from around the globe.
Each of the twenty-two chapters explores the opportunities, challenges, and uses of antibody-mediated delivery systems for generating novel therapeutic treatments. Topics covered include targeted treatments for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, and other conditions, as well as brain drug delivery, vaccine delivery, plant-derived antibodies, gene therapy, and more.
Six of the ten bestselling drugs on the market today are therapeutic antibodies, yet no definitive and detailed review of current developments in the field has been published since 1988. Antibody-Mediated Drug Delivery Systems fills this hole in the literature, with insightful coverage of the full spectrum of essential concepts, technologies, and applications of these treatments, making it an essential resource for medical and scientific researchers and students working in industry and academia.
About the Author
Yashwant Pathak, PhD, is the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the College of Pharmacy, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. Dr. Pathak studied pharmaceutical technology at Nagpur University, India, and conflict management at Sullivan University, Kentucky. With extensive experience in academia as well as industry, he has more than 100 publications, abstracts, and reviews, two patents, five books on nanotechnology, and two books on nutraceuticals to his credit. His areas of research include drug delivery systems and their characterization in animal models.
Simon Benita, PhD, is Head of the School of Pharmacy, Director of the Institute for Drug Research, and Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He holds twenty-two patents and has written 143 journal papers and seventeen book chapters. Dr. Benita has also edited three other books.