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Hydrogel Microparticles for Targeted Drug Delivery

IntroductionDrug delivery is the process of administering a pharmaceutical compound to achieve a therapeutic effect. Drug delivery technologies can modify drug release profile, absorption, distribution, and elimination for the benefit of the patient. A current area of drug delivery research relates to targeted delivery models in which drugs are delivered...
Published: 9/21/2011   |   Inventor(s): Jeffrey Sakamoto, Daniel Lynam, Robert Sanders, Christina Chan, Bridget Bednark
Keywords(s): Drug Delivery, Hydrogel, Implant, Microneedles Category(s): Medical, Pharmaceutical

Ti-15A1-33Nb (at.%) and T-21A1-29Nb (at.%) Alloys for Biomedical Implant Applications

Introduction Erosive bone diseases, such as osteoporosis, periodontitis, rheumatoid arthritis, hypercalcemia of malignancy and aseptic loosening are a growing medical problem which can lead to the need for replacement surgery with bone-replacement materials. Such materials must exhibit several characteristics in order to be successful, including...
Published: 9/27/2010   |   Inventor(s): Carl Boehlert
Keywords(s): Biocompatible, Bone, Implant, Metal Alloy, Nontoxic Category(s): Medical, Materials