Synthetic polymer-based nanomaterials

Swapnil S. Desale, Jinjin Zhang, Tatiana K Bronich

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


Synthetic polymers play an essential role in the development of conventional pharmaceutical formulations as well as devices for controlled drug delivery and represent the most commonly used “building blocks” for engineering of various nanomedicines. In this chapter we review several classes of synthetic polymers that are widely used for the design of drug delivery systems, synthetic methodologies to tailor their physicochemical properties, and therapeutic applications and developments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMethods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 2016

Publication series

NameMethods in Pharmacology and Toxicology
ISSN (Print)1557-2153
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6053


  • Drug delivery
  • Nanomedicines
  • Nanoparticles
  • Polymerization
  • Polymers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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