chapter  15
14 Pages

In Vitro Drug Release Behavior

ByChang Yang Gong, Shuai Shi, Peng Wei Dong, Xiu Ling Zheng, Shao Zhi Fu

Most conventional methods for delivering chemotherapeutic agents fail to achieve therapeutic concentrations of drugs, despite reaching toxic systemic levels. Novel controlled drug delivery systems (DDSs) are designed to deliver drugs at predetermined rates for predefined periods at the target organ and overcome the shortcomings of conventional drug formulations therefore could diminish the side effects and improve the life quality of the patients. Thus, a suitable controlled DDS is extremely important for chemotherapy.