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Oral Delivery of Insulin (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine)

Sonia, T.A.; Sharma, Chandra P

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Title: Oral Delivery of Insulin (Woodhead ...

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

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Diabetes Mellitus, a syndrome of disordered metabolism, characterised by abnormal elevation in blood glucose level, has become a life-threatening condition for many people. Current means of therapy for Diabetes Mellitus do not mimic the normal physiological pattern of insulin release. Oral delivery is the preferred route of administration due to its non-invasive nature. Oral delivery of insulin presents an overview of Diabetes Mellitus, and discusses the strategies and techniques adopted for oral delivery of insulin. This title begins with an introductory chapter on symptoms, complications and therapy for Diabetes Mellitus. Subsequent chapters cover the various routes for administering insulin; the challenges and strategies of oral delivery; experimental techniques in the development of an oral insulin carrier; lipids; inorganic nanoparticles and polymers in oral insulin delivery; and a summary and presentation of future perspectives on oral delivery of insulin.

  • Presents an overview of Diabetes Mellitus
  • Includes a discussion of various strategies and techniques adopted for oral delivery of insulin
  • Presents an update of research in the field

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T. A. Sonia is a doctoral student working in the field of development of polymeric nano/micro particles for oral delivery of insulin under the guidance of Dr Chandra P Sharma at Biosurface Technology Division, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Science & Technology, Kerala, India. She completed her graduate studies in Polymer Science from School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Chandra P. Sharma iChandra P. Sharma is Adjunct Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, and Hon. Emeritus Professor, College of Biomedical Engineering & Applied Sciences, Purbanchal University, Nepal. He was formerly Senior Scientist, G and Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum and has been Head, Biosurface Technology Division, SCTIMST, Trivandrum. He has also been Associate Head, Biomedical Technology Wing, and Associate Dean, SCTIMST Trivandrum. He has been recognized with various awards and honors such as MRSI medal (1994) and MRSI-ICSC Superconductivity & Materials Science Annual Prize Award 2009 - Materials Research Society of India, Distinguished Scientist award - Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India (SBAOI) and shares Whitaker and National Science Foundation Award - International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO) USA.

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