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Overview of Biodrug Delivery Systems: Disease Fundamentals, Delivery Problems, and Strategic Approaches

INTRODUCTION Recent advances in the field of biotechnology have led to increased usage of pharmaceutical formulations involving therapeutic proteins. There is a wide variety of therapeutic proteins that are used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. One of the most prevalent therapeutic proteins based on medical need is insulin, which is used to treat diabetes. Another prevalent therapeutic protein is calcitonin, which is administered to treat Paget disease, bone metastases, hypercalcemia, and postmenopausal osteoporosis.