Drug Delivery Technology Development in Canada Book

Drug Delivery Technology Development in Canada

  • Author : Kishor M.Wasan
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2019-12-19
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9783039280049

Drug Delivery Technology Development in Canada Book Description :

Canada continues to have a rich history of ground-breaking research in drug delivery within academic institutions, pharmaceutical industry and the biotechnology community. Over the past 30 years, numerous Canadian-based biotechnology companies have been formed from the inventions conceived and developed within academic institutions that have led to the development of important drug delivery products that have enhanced the landscape of drug therapy in the treatment of cancer to infectious diseases. This Special Issue serves to highlight and capture the contemporary progress of drug delivery within the prevailing Canadian context. We invite articles on all aspects of drug delivery sciences from pre-clinical formulation development to human clinical trials that bring to light the world-class research currently undertaken in Canada for this Special Issue.

Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics  Vaccines and Cancer Therapies Book

Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics Vaccines and Cancer Therapies

  • Author : Manmohan Singh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2014-12-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN 10 : 9780124166615

Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics Vaccines and Cancer Therapies Book Description :

Novel Approaches and Strategies for Biologics, Vaccines and Cancer Therapies takes a look at the current strategies, successes and challenges involved with the development of novel formulations of biologics, vaccines and cancer therapy. This thorough reference on the latest trends in the development of diverse modalities will appeal to a broad community of scientists, students and clinicians. Written by leading authors across academia and industry, this book covers important topics such as unique drug delivery devices, non-parenteral delivery trends, novel approaches to the treatment of cancer, immunotherapy and more. It includes real-world cases and examples which highlight formulations with therapeutic proteins, monoclonal antibodies, peptides and biobetters, as well as cases on novel vaccines formulations including evolving pathogens, novel modalities of vaccines, universal vaccines. This book is a thorough and useful resource on the development of novel biologics, vaccines and cancer therapies. Provides strategies for the development of safe and efficacious novel formulations for various modalities of biologics, vaccines and for cancer therapy Highlights novel cases from current clinical trials as well as marketed products Reviews overall successes and challenges in the development of novel formulations, including new molecular targets for the treatment of diseases, design of target-specific therapies, regulatory considerations, individualized therapies

Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy Book

Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy

  • Author : Nima Rezaei
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128140406

Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy Book Description :

Therapeutic cancer vaccines represent a type of active cancer immunotherapy. Clinicians, scientists, and researchers working on cancer treatment require evidence-based and up-to-date resources relating to therapeutic cancer vaccines. Vaccines for Cancer Immunotherapy provides a reference for cancer treatment for clinicians and presents a well-organized resource for determining high-potential research areas. The book considers that this promising modality can be made more feasible as a treatment for cancer. Chapters cover cancer immunology, general approaches to cancer immunotherapy, vaccines, tumor antigens, the strategy of allogeneic and autologous cancer vaccines, personalized vaccines, whole-tumor antigen vaccines, protein and peptide vaccines, dendritic cell vaccines, genetic vaccines, candidate cancers for vaccination, obstacles to developing therapeutic cancer vaccines, combination therapy, future perspectives and concluding remarks on therapeutic cancer vaccines. Introduces the feasible immunotherapeutic vaccines for patients with different types of cancer Presents the status of past and current vaccines for cancer treatment Considers advantages and disadvantages of different therapeutic cancer vaccines Looks at the combination of vaccines and other modalities, including immunotherapeutic and conventional methods Analyzes obstacles to development of therapeutic cancer vaccines Gives a view on future perspectives in the application of therapeutic cancer vaccines

Smart Drug Delivery System Book

Smart Drug Delivery System

  • Author : Ali Demir Sezer
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2016-02-10
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 398
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535122470

Smart Drug Delivery System Book Description :

This contribution book collects reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of novel drug delivery systems and their uses. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of different smart drug delivery systems. Since the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. On the other hand, this reference discusses advances in the design, optimization, and adaptation of gene delivery systems for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, diabetic, genetic, and infectious diseases, and considers assessment and review procedures involved in the development of gene-based pharmaceuticals.

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine Book

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine

  • Author : Susan Hua
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2019-02-28
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN 10 : 9782889457458

Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine Book Description :

Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field that is revolutionizing the way we detect and treat damage to the human body. Nanomedicine applies nanotechnology to highly specific medical interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases. They are increasingly being used to overcome biological barriers in the body to improve the way we deliver compounds to specific tissues and organs. In particular, nanomedicines have been shown to be beneficial for stabilizing therapeutic compounds, overcoming obstacles to cellular and tissue uptake, and improving biodistribution of compounds to target sites in vivo. Nanomedicines have demonstrated significant therapeutic advantages for a multitude of biomedical applications, however the clinical translation of these nanotechnology platforms has not progressed as quickly as the plethora of positive results would have suggested. Understanding the advances in nanomedicine to date and the challenges that still need to be overcome, will allow future research to improve on existing platforms and to address the current translational and regulatory limitations. This eBook “Advances and Challenges in Nanomedicine” has brought together experts in the fields of nanomedicine, nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, pharmaceutics, manufacturing, and translation to discuss the application of nanotechnology to drug delivery. This information is presented as original research, opinion, perspective, and review articles. The goal of this eBook is to generate collaborative discussion on the current status, general trends, challenges, strategies, and future direction of pharmaceutical nanotechnology, as well as highlight current and emerging nanoparticulate platforms with potential medical applications.

Cancer Vaccines Book

Cancer Vaccines

  • Author : Adrian Bot
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2015-05-06
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781841848303

Cancer Vaccines Book Description :

Recent advances in immunology and biology have opened new horizons in cancer therapy, included in the expanding array of cancer treatment options, which are immunotherapies, or cancer vaccines, for both solid and blood borne cancers. Cancer Vaccines: From Research to Clinical Practice is the first text in the field to bring immunotherapy treatments from the laboratory trial to the bedside for the practicing oncologist. Cancer Vaccines: From Research to Clinical Practice: Analyzes the most promising classes of investigational immunotherapies, integrating their scientific rationale and clinical potential Discusses "theranostics" as pertaining to immunotherapy, i.e., using molecular diagnostics to identify patients that would most likely benefit from a therapy Presents the new paradigm of biomarker guided R&D and clinical development in immunotherapy of cancer Reviews bottlenecks in translational process of immunotherapies and offers strategies to resolve them

Nucleic Acids as Gene Anticancer Drug Delivery Therapy Book

Nucleic Acids as Gene Anticancer Drug Delivery Therapy

  • Author : Loutfy H. Madkour
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 650
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128197783

Nucleic Acids as Gene Anticancer Drug Delivery Therapy Book Description :

Nucleic Acids as Gene Anticancer Drug Delivery Therapy highlights the most recent developments in cancer treatment using nucleic acids, nanoparticles and polymer nanoparticles for genomic nanocarriers as drug delivery, including promising opportunities for targeted and combination therapy. The development of a wide spectrum of nanoscale technologies is beginning to change the scientific landscape in terms of disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. This book presents the use of nanotechnology for medical applications, focusing on its use for anticancer drug delivery. Various intelligent drug delivery systems such as inorganic nanoparticles and polymer-based drug delivery are discussed. The use of smart drug delivery systems seems to be a promising approach for developing intelligent therapeutic systems for cancer immunotherapies and is discussed in detail along with nucleic acid-targeted drug delivery combination therapy for cancer. Nucleic Acids as Gene Anticancer Drug Delivery Therapy will be a useful reference for pharmaceutical scientists, pharmacologiests, and those involved in nanotechnology and cancer research. Discusses intelligent drug delivery systems such as inorganic nanoparticles and polymer-based drug delivery Contains a comprehensive comparison of various delivery systems, listing their advantages and limitations Presents combination therapy as a new hope for enhancing current gene-based treatment efficacy

Immunization Book


  • Author : Ning Wang
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-11-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789845389

Immunization Book Description :

Immunization plays a key role in maintaining human health and each year, saves millions of lives from lethal pathogens and other fatal diseases in the most economical way, thanks to the advanced development of model vaccines. Subunit vaccines are regarded as a safer product than the whole microbe based-conventional vaccines and can be entrapped in various nanocarriers to form a vaccine adjuvant-delivery system (VADS) able to further boost their immunostimulatory activity. In this book, six groups of authors introduce immunization advances in VADSs designed for infection prophylaxis and cancer immunotherapy, problems and their resolution in both human and poultry immunization, and also, the mathematical model for assay of the basic immunization problem (BIP) understood from a finance point of view.

Cancer Immunotherapy and Biological Cancer Treatments Book

Cancer Immunotherapy and Biological Cancer Treatments

  • Author : Hilal Arnouk
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2019-11-13
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789848625

Cancer Immunotherapy and Biological Cancer Treatments Book Description :

In recent years, biological cancer therapies, including immunotherapy, have moved from the bench to mainstream medical treatments of several types of cancer. The success of these treatments relies on innovative approaches to specifically interfere with molecular targets that are involved in the growth, progression, and spread of malignant cells, or to bypass the tumor evasion of the immune system utilizing the latest advances in cancer vaccine development, formulation, and delivery. This book presents an up-to-date overview of novel cancer biological and immunotherapeutic approaches, including cancer vaccines, mimetic vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, adoptive T-cell transfer, chimeric antigen receptor T- cells, tumor infiltrating lymphocytes, dendritic cells, natural killer cells, immune checkpoint inhibitors, laser ablation, and immune stimulating interstitial laser thermotherapy.

Drug Delivery in Oncology Book

Drug Delivery in Oncology

  • Author : Felix Kratz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2013-09-30
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1822
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527647750

Drug Delivery in Oncology Book Description :

In this first authoritative overview on modern cancer chemotherapy 121 international specialists have contributed their experience and recent data for what is likely to become the gold standard in the field. The authors summarize knowledge gained over the past decade, from basic concepts to successful applications in the clinic, covering active and passive targeting strategies as well as tissue-specific approaches. All current and future targeted delivery systems are discussed, from ligand-based to antibody-based polymer-based systems, right up to micro- and nanoparticulate systems. A special section covers the delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics, such as siRNA, miRNA and antisense nucleotides. In each case, a description of the basic technique is followed by a discussion of the latest preclinical and clinical developments in the field. By virtue of its clear and didactic structure, rich illustrative material and summary chapters, this handbook and ready reference enables the efficient transfer of knowledge between different disciplines, from basic research to the clinician and vice versa. It is equally well suited for professionals, researchers and students in medical oncology and cancer biology, and is also excellent for teaching medical students the foundations of 21st century cancer chemotherapy.

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Book

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery

  • Author : Ram I. Mahato
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-22
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 690
  • ISBN 10 : 9781482253672

Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery Book Description :

Completely revised and updated, this third edition of Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms and Drug Delivery elucidates the basic principles of pharmaceutics, biopharmaceutics, dosage form design, and drug delivery – including emerging new biotechnology-based treatment modalities. The authors integrate aspects of physical pharmacy, chemistry, biology, and biopharmaceutics into drug delivery. This book highlights the increased attention that the recent spectacular advances in gene therapy and nanotechnology have brought to dosage form design and drug delivery. With the expiration of older patents and generic competition, the biopharmaceutical industry is evolving faster than ever. Apart from revising and updating existing chapters on the basic principles, this edition highlights the emerging emphasis on drug discovery, antibodies and antibody-drug conjugates as therapeutic moieties, individualized medicine including patient stratification strategies, targeted drug delivery, and the increasing role of modeling and simulation. Although there are numerous books on pharmaceutics and dosage forms, most cover different areas of the discipline and do not provide an integrated approach. The integrated approach of this book not only provides a singular perspective of the overall field, but also supplies a unified source of information for students, instructors and professionals, saving their time and money.

Cancer Nanotechnology Book

Cancer Nanotechnology

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-23
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128141700

Cancer Nanotechnology Book Description :

Advances in Cancer Research, Volume 139, provides invaluable information on the exciting and fast-moving field of cancer research. Original reviews are presented on a variety of topics relating to the rapidly developing intersection between nanotechnology and cancer research, with unique sections in the new release focusing on Exosomes as a theranostic for lung cancer, Nanotechnology and cancer immunotherapy, Ultrasound imaging agents and delivery systems, Dendronized systems for the delivery of chemotherapeutics, Thermosensitive liposomes for image-guided drug delivery, Supramolecular Chemistry in Tumor Analysis and Drug Delivery, Gold nanoparticles for delivery of cancer therapeutics, and Single cell barcode microchip for cancer research and therapy. Provides the latest information on cancer research Offers outstanding and original reviews on a range of cancer research topics Serves as an indispensable reference for researchers and students alike

Cancer Immunotherapy Book

Cancer Immunotherapy

  • Author : George C. Prendergast
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2011-04-28
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0080521851

Cancer Immunotherapy Book Description :

There has been major growth in understanding immune suppression mechanisms and its relationship to cancer progression and therapy. This book highlights emerging new principles of immune suppression that drive cancer and it offers radically new ideas about how therapy can be improved by attacking these principles. Following work that firmly establishes immune escape as an essential trait of cancer, recent studies have now defined specific mechanisms of tumoral immune suppression. It also demonstrates how attacking tumors with molecular targeted therapeutics or traditional chemotherapeutic drugs can produce potent anti-tumor effects in preclinical models. This book provides basic, translational, and clinical cancer researchers an indispensable overview of immune escape as a critical trait in cancer and how applying specific combinations of immunotherapy and chemotherapy to attack this trait may radically improve the treatment of advanced disease. * Offers a synthesis of concepts that are useful to cancer immunologists and pharmacologists, who tend to work in disparate fields with little cross-communication * Drs Prendergast and Jaffee are internationally recognized leaders in cancer biology and immunology who have created a unique synthesis of fundamental and applied concepts in this important new area of cancer research * Summarizes the latest insights into how immune escape defines an essential trait of cancer * Includes numerous illustrations including: how molecular-targeted therapeutic drugs or traditional chemotherapy can be combined with immunotherapy to improve anti-tumor efficacy; and how reversing immune suppression by the tumor can cause tumor regression

Biomedical Chemistry Book

Biomedical Chemistry

  • Author : Nuno Vale
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110468755

Biomedical Chemistry Book Description :

Biomedical Chemistry provides readers with an understanding of how fundamental chemical concepts are used to combat some diseases. The authors explain the interdisciplinary relationship of chemistry with biology, physics, pharmacy and medicine. The results of chemical research can be applied to understand chemical processes in cells and in the body, and new methods for drug transportation. Also, basic chemical ideas and determination of disease etiology are approached by developing techniques to ensure optimum interaction between drugs and human cells. This Book is an excellent resource for students and researchers in health-related fields with frontier topics in medicinal and pharmaceutical chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry.

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book

Gene Therapy of Cancer

  • Author : Stanton L. Gerson
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2002-04-04
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 534
  • ISBN 10 : 0080491367

Gene Therapy of Cancer Book Description :

The Second Edition of Gene Therapy of Cancer provides crucial updates on the basic science and ongoing research in this field, examining the state of the art technology in gene therapy and its therapeutic applications to the treatment of cancer. The clinical chapters are improved to include new areas of research and more successful trials. Chapters emphasize the scientific basis of gene therapy using immune, oncogene, antisense, pro-drug activating, and drug resistance gene targets, while other chapters discuss therapeutic approaches and clinical applications. This book is a valuable reference for anyone needing to stay abreast of the latest advances in gene therapy treatment for cancer. Key Features * Provides in-depth description of targeted systems and treatment strategies * Explains the underlying cancer biology necessary for understanding a given therapeutic approach * Extensively covers immune therapeutics of vaccines, cytokines, and peptide-induced responses * Presents translational focus with emphasis on requirements for clinical implementation * Incorporates detailed illustrations of vectors and therapeutic approaches ideal for classroom presentations and general reference

Gene Therapy Book

Gene Therapy

  • Author : Doaa Hashad
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2015-11-26
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535122210

Gene Therapy Book Description :

Gene therapy is becoming a promising technology for the management of many human diseases. Hereditary and acquired disorders can both be tackled using the technique of gene therapy. This book provides detailed, up-to-date topics addressing basic principles of gene therapy and discussing some of the challenges encountered by scientists in developing this relatively novel technology. The development of new and efficient gene transfer vectors is of utmost importance in the progress of the field of gene therapy. Both viral and non-viral vectors are extensively discussed. A detailed chapter elaborates the problem of host immune rejection of transplanted donor cells or engineered tissue that can be avoided using the encapsulation of transgenic cells, thus avoiding the use of drugs that achieve immunosuppression.

Surgical Research Book

Surgical Research

  • Author : Wiley W. Souba
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2001-02-08
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 1460
  • ISBN 10 : 0126553300

Surgical Research Book Description :

Contributors. -- Foreword. -- Preface. -- Getting Started. -- Assessing Available Information. -- Organizing and Preliminary Planning for Surgical Research -- Writing a Protocol: Animals, Humans, and Use of Biologic, Chemical, and Radiologic Agents. -- Grantsmanship. -- Informed Consent and the Protection of Human Research Subjects: Historical Perspectives and Guide to Current United States Regulations. -- Animal Care and Maintenance. -- Funding Strategies and Agencies: Academic-Industrial Relationships; Intellectual Property. -- Statistical Considerations. -- Use of Nonexperimental Studies to Evaluate Surgical Procedures and Other Interventions: The Challenge of Risk Adjustment. -- Measuring Surgical Outcomes. -- Design of Clinical Trials. -- Using Administrative Data for Clinical Research. -- Research in the Intensive Care Unit: Ethical and Methodological Issues. -- Research in the Operating Room. -- Effects of Age and Gender. -- Strategies, Principles, and Techniques Using Transgeni ...

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy   Cellular Methods Part B Book

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Cellular Methods Part B

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 586
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128186763

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Cellular Methods Part B Book Description :

Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy – Cellular Methods Part B, Volume 632, the latest release in the Methods in Enzymology series, continues the legacy of this premier serial with quality chapters authored by leaders in the field. Topics covered include Quantitation of calreticulin exposure associated with immunogenic cell death, Side-by-side comparisons of flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry for detection of calreticulin exposure in the course of immunogenic cell death, Quantitative determination of phagocytosis by bone marrow-derived dendritic cells via imaging flow cytometry, Cytofluorometric assessment of dendritic cell-mediated uptake of cancer cell apoptotic bodies, Methods to assess DC-dependent priming of T cell responses by dying cells, and more. Contains content written by authorities in the field Provides a comprehensive view on the topics covered Includes a high level of detail

Epigenetics of the Immune System Book

Epigenetics of the Immune System

  • Author : Dieter Kabelitz
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-04
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179659

Epigenetics of the Immune System Book Description :

Epigenetics of the Immune System focuses on different aspects of epigenetics and immunology, providing readers with the fundamental mechanisms relating to epigenetics and the immune system. This book provides in-depth information on immune cells as a toolbox in deciphering systematically regulated mechanisms using "omics" and computational biology approaches. In addition, the book presents the translational importance of epigenetics and the immune system in our understanding of pathophysiology in diseases and its therapeutic applications. Provides an overview of most important immune mechanisms, the current status of epigenetics, and how both of them are brought together Presents key principles of immune mechanisms in epigenetics, presenting current findings and key principles Features in-depth chapter contributions from a wide range of international researchers and specialists in immunology, translational medicine and epigenetics Merges two very large areas, covering the unique interrelatedness of epigenetics and immunology