This chapter highlights select gelatin-based carrier matrices, which are seeing more frequent use as drug delivery systems. Gelatin gels, alone and in combination with other polymers, can act as carriers for the delivery of various bioactive molecules. Controlled release systems and their underlying mechanisms along with mathematical modeling are outlined to show the various means by which target compounds are released from such systems. Biocompatibility and applications of gelatin-based carriers in the fields of medicine and biomedical research are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Gelatin|
|Subtitle of host publication||Production, Applications and Health Implications|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers Inc|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 01-02-2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)