Polymer Colloids: Formation, Characterization and Applications
Chapter 12: Polymer Colloids Enable Medical Applications
Published:02 Dec 2019
Special Collection: 2019 ebook collectionSeries: Soft Matter Series
Christina Tang, Shani Levit, Michael Zeevi, Chris Vasey, Catherine Fromen, 2019. "Polymer Colloids Enable Medical Applications", Polymer Colloids: Formation, Characterization and Applications, Rodney Priestley, Robert Prud'homme
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Advances in polymer colloid synthesis have enabled significant progress in nanomedicine. Focusing on polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery applications, this chapter provides an overview of material selection, processing, physiochemical property considerations, regulatory aspects, and emerging applications. Moving forward, the interface of polymer colloids and biological surfaces is promising for enhancing fundamental understanding as well as in vivo performance and ultimate therapeutic translation.