Drug Delivery Technologies – An Overview
Drug delivery technologies are engineered technologies that deliver drugs to achieve a therapeutic effect. Advances in these technologies usually aim to increase the efficacy of the drug, improve drug absorption and decrease side effects. Drugs are administered via different routes, mechanisms, and carriers. The most common routes are oral and directly into the systemic circulation. Other non-invasive routes include topical and transmucosal delivery. Examples of transmucosal delivery include ocular, nasal, buccal, sublingual, vaginal and rectal delivery.
As shown in the above figure, some of the common carriers used for the delivery of a drug into the system are nucleic acid-based carriers, cell-based carriers, magnetic particles, nanoparticles-based carriers, polymer-based carriers and lipid-based carriers. Protein and peptide drugs are mostly delivered intravenously, as they are susceptible to degradation in the digestive tract.
CBR Pharma Insight’s latest report Global Drug Delivery Technologies – Innovation Driven by Rapidly Expanding Injectables Market and Increasing Usage of Complex Biologics during the Forecast Period discusses the drug delivery technologies and trends in the market and the evolving business strategies being adopted and leveraged by companies globally. The ultimate goal of drug delivery research is to develop formulations and devices that can be used in clinical applications to treat various diseases.
Price: $2,995 (Single User License)
Published: Nov – 2016
Publisher: CBR Pharma
Report Format: electronic pdf