Inorganic Controlled Release Technology: Materials and Concepts for Advanced Drug Formulation provides a practical guide to the use and applications of inorganic controlled release technology (iCRT) for drug delivery and other healthcare applications, focusing on newly developed inorganic materials such as bioresorbable glasses and bioceramics. The use of these materials is introduced for a wide range of applications that cover inorganic drug delivery systems for new drug development and the reformulation of existing drugs. The book describes basic concepts, principles, and industrial practices by discussing materials chemistry, physics, nano/microstructure, formulation, materials processing, and case studies, as well as the evaluation and characterization of iCRT systems commonly investigated during industrial R&D.
Chapter 1. Materials for Inorganic Controlled Release TechnologyChapter 2. Fundamentals of Drug Controlled Release Chapter 3. Characterization of Inorganic Controlled Release Technology Chapter 4. Silica-based Amorphous Drug Delivery SystemsChapter 5. Bioactive Glass-ceramic Controlled Release SystemsChapter 6. Calcium Phosphate Materials for Controlled Release SystemChapter 7. Other Inorganic Controlled Release Technology Chapter 8. Future development of iCRT