Targeted Drug Delivery : Concepts and Design

  • Padma V. Devarajan
  • Sanyog Jain

Part of the Advances in Delivery Science and Technology book series (ADST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Targeted Drug Delivery: Basic Concepts and Advances

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bhushan S. Pattni, Vladimir P. Torchilin
      Pages 3-38
  3. Disease-Based Targeting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Kaushik Thanki, Varun Kushwah, Sanyog Jain
      Pages 41-112
    3. Padma V. Devarajan, Shilpa M. Dawre, Rinku Dutta
      Pages 113-148
  4. Organ-Based Targeting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Lipa Shah, Arun K. Iyer, Meghna Talekar, Mansoor M. Amiji
      Pages 151-177
    3. Keiji Hirota, Keishiro Tomoda, Kimiko Makino, Hiroshi Terada
      Pages 179-195
    4. Anisha A. D’Souza, Vishvesh M. Joshi, Padma V. Devarajan
      Pages 197-238
  5. Cell- and Cell Organelle–Based Targeting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Udita Agrawal, Rajeev Sharma, Suresh P. Vyas
      Pages 241-270
    3. Mamta Kapoor, Diane J. Burgess
      Pages 271-312
    4. Prem N. Gupta
      Pages 313-337
  6. Physicochemical Approaches for Targeting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 339-339
    2. Eameema Muntimadugu, Anjali Jain, Wahid Khan
      Pages 341-365
    3. Shashwat Banerjee, Kiran Todkar, Govind Chate, Jayant Khandare
      Pages 367-387
    4. Anjan Kumar Mohanty, Fahima Dilnawaz, Guru Prasad Mohanta, Sanjeeb Kumar Sahoo
      Pages 389-407
  7. Carrier-Based Approaches for Targeted Drug Delivery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409
    2. Mangal S. Nagarsenker, Ankitkumar S. Jain, Sanket M. Shah
      Pages 411-431
    3. Sushama Talegaonkar, Lalit Mohan Negi
      Pages 433-459
    4. Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Dileep Urimi, Sanyog Jain
      Pages 461-500
    5. Rayasa S. Ramachandra Murthy
      Pages 501-541
    6. Sumati Bhatia, Rainer Haag
      Pages 543-569
    7. Hélder A. Santos, Luis M. Bimbo, Leena Peltonen, Jouni Hirvonen
      Pages 571-613
    8. Vivek S. Thakare, D’Arcy Prendergast, Giorgia Pastorin, Sanyog Jain
      Pages 615-645
  8. Advanced Characterization Techniques for Nanocarriers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 647-647
    2. Sudha Rana, Amit Tyagi, Nabo Kumar Chaudhury, Rakesh Kumar Sharma
      Pages 667-686
  9. Nanotoxicology and Regulatory Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 687-687
    2. Nadège Grabowski, Hervé Hillaireau, Juliette Vergnaud, Elias Fattal
      Pages 689-732
    3. Chandraiah Godugu, Raman Preet Singh, Ramarao Poduri
      Pages 733-781
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 783-790

About this book


This authoritative volume explores the fundamental concepts and numerous applications of targeted delivery of drugs to the body. This compilation has been divided into eight sections comprised of the basic principles of drug targeting, disease and organ/organelle-based targeting, passive and active targeting strategies, and various advanced drug delivery tools such as functionalized lipidic, polymeric and inorganic nanocarriers. Together, the twenty-three chapters cover a wide range of topics in the field, including tumor and hepatic targeting, polymer-drug conjugates, nanoemulsion, physical and biophysical characteristics of nanoparticles, and in vivo imaging techniques, among others. The book also examines advanced characterization techniques, regulatory hurdles and toxicity-related issues that are key features for successful commercialization of targeted drug delivery system products. Targeted Drug Delivery is a comprehensive reference guide for drug delivery researchers, both beginners and those already working in the field.


lipidic carriers micelles nanocarriers nanoparticles polymeric prodrugs

Editors and affiliations

  • Padma V. Devarajan
    • 1
  • Sanyog Jain
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Chemical Technology, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and TechnologyMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Centre for Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, Department of PharmaceuticsMohaliIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Controlled Release Society 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-11354-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-11355-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-6204
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-6212
  • Buy this book on publisher's site