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New Book on Nanotechnologies for Solubilization and Delivery in Foods, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals

Published on June 17, 2011 at 12:27 AM

DEStech Publications, Inc. announces the publication of Nanotechnologies for Solubilization and Delivery in Foods, Cosmetics and Pharmaceuticals, edited by Nissim Garti and Idit Amar-Yuli of Hebrew University. Beginning with the basics of surfactant chemistry and micellization, this book presents a range of nanotechnology strategies for controlling colloidal and polymeric structures for the solubilization and targeted delivery of food nutrients and pharmaceuticals.

The book demonstrates how vehicles for delivering bioactive ingredients through a variety of oral, transdermal, buccal and mucosal routes, can be synthesized by nanolevel manipulation of colloidal systems, proteins, peptides, liquid crystalline phases, organogels and dendrimers. Special attention is given to the modification of mesophases in micellar and liquid crystal systems, which are shown to be productive templates and chemical nanoreactors for uniquely structured nanocarriers. The volume connects micro- and nanolevel modification of emulsion-based and biopolymeric systems, as well as the formation of new nanoparticles, to key properties of absorption, bioavailability and therapeutic effectiveness for dozens of well-known and experimental drugs, food nutrients and antimicrobials. Throughout, a stress is placed on chemical strategies for enhancing the efficiency of drug and nutrient carriers. The information presented in this book is applicable to the design of micro- and nanolevel delivery systems with improved targeting, more efficient controlled release, and superior in vivo penetration into dermal and cellular structures.

Some of the highlights of the book include:

  • New strategies for designing drug and nutrient delivery systems
  • Micellar and reverse micellar techniques for synthesizing nanocarriers and particles
  • Novel vehicles from lipids, biopolymers, gels, dendrimers and more
  • Methods for better solubility, penetration, absorption and bioavailability of bioactives

Main sections include:

  • Surfactants in Solution--Basic Concepts
  • Micelle Formation: Thermodynamic Aspects and Characterization
  • Microemulsions--Characterization and Selected Applications
  • Development of Colloidal Delivery Systems for Food and Pharmaceutical Applications Based on Proteins and Polysaccharides
  • Protein- and Lipid-based Nano- and Microparticles as Food Micronutrient Carriers
  • Topical Delivery of Pharmaceuticals Using Liquid Crystalline Structures
  • Recent Advances in the Characterization of Lipid-based Nanocarriers
  • Interfacial Reactivity at Liquid Crystal Interfaces
  • Structured Oranogels Based on Vegetable Oils and Surfactants--Structures, Chacteristics and Applications
  • Characterization and Therapeutic Applications of Immunonanoparticles as Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: A Focus on Cancer Therapy
  • Embedding Antibacterial Inorganic Nanoparticles and Proteinaceous Microspheres in Textiles by a
  • Sonochemical Method
  • Dendrimeric Polymers for Pharma Applications--Anti-Cancer Therapies
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