Alginate-based drug delivery devices

Grøndahl, L., Lawrie, G. and Jejurikar, A. (2010). Alginate-based drug delivery devices. In Chandra P. Sharma (Ed.), Biointegration of Medical Implant Materials: Science and Design (pp. 236-266) Cambridge, U.K.: Woodhead Publishing; CRC Press. doi:10.1533/9781845699802.2.236

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Author Grøndahl, L.
Lawrie, G.
Jejurikar, A.
Title of chapter Alginate-based drug delivery devices
Title of book Biointegration of Medical Implant Materials: Science and Design
Place of Publication Cambridge, U.K.
Publisher Woodhead Publishing; CRC Press
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1533/9781845699802.2.236
ISBN 9781845695095
Editor Chandra P. Sharma
Chapter number 9
Start page 236
End page 266
Total pages 31
Total chapters 13
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
AIginates are ubiquitous in the fields of biomaterials science and drug delivery. These polysaccharides are versatile due to their biocompatibility and structural functionality. This chapter provides a comprehensive overview of the recent advances in the development of new alginate-based drug delivery systems through the exploration of the manipulation of chemical and structural properties. The encapsulation of both small molecular drugs and cells producing active biomolecules is considered. The refinement of the assembly of alginate-based matrices for drug delivery has made significant advances and research is now focusing on tailoring the release profiles of the bioactive species.
© Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2010
Keyword Alginate
Drug delivery
Ionic and covalent crosslinking
Q-Index Code B1
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published in Part 2: "Drug delivery".

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