Gelatin-based matrices for drug delivery applications

Goutam Thakur, Dérick Rousseau, Ruby Rose Rafanan

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGelatin
Subtitle of host publicationProduction, Applications and Health Implications
PublisherNova Science Publishers Inc
Pages49-70
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9781624176272
Publication statusPublished - 01-02-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Thakur, G., Rousseau, D., & Rafanan, R. R. (2013). Gelatin-based matrices for drug delivery applications. In Gelatin: Production, Applications and Health Implications (pp. 49-70). Nova Science Publishers Inc.