Organoclays for drug delivery Systems
Canovas Creus, Alba
- Publisher: Politecnico di Milano
Argila -- Ús terapèutic | Drugs | Pharmacology | Farmacologia | Clay minerals | drogues | :Enginyeria química::Biotecnologia [Àrees temàtiques de la UPC]
mesheuropmc: complex mixtures | inorganic chemicals
Modified clays can be used as carriers of drugs due to their suitable properties and structure in order to achieve improvements in drug delivery. The study of this thesis starts with an introduction to mineral clays and its classification, properties and characterization, then deepens into modified clays (properties, comparison with mineral clays, applications and procedure of modification). Another chapter is focused in drug delivery: definition, its difficulties nowadays and the different ways to solve them.
The last chapter regards the application of modified clays in drug delivery systems, with examples of same clays and drugs in particular studied in the recent years.