About the book
Liposome, a versatile lipid vesicle, is licensed to use for effective delivery of drugs, candidate vaccines, and nucleic acids. Also, drug-loaded ligand anchored liposomes are used to induce selective apoptosis in cells of monocyte and macrophage lineage. Therefore this book aims to cover all spheres of drug and antigen delivery for developing therapeutic interventions and vaccines against infectious diseases and beyond.
This book will shed light on various methods for the preparation and characterization of liposomes and their engineered versions. Technological advancements have enabled us to develop newer methods of formulating liposomes. Over time, liposomes have been modified to a larger extent and engineered to meet our growing needs for sustained and controlled delivery for developing therapeutic interventions vaccines. Further, this book will throw light on the various methods of preparation and characterization of liposomes, and discuss several biochemical and indirect methods to understand the biological and physicochemical mechanisms of action of liposomes that decide their efficiency in vivo.
Despite their limitations such as encapsulation efficiency, liposomes are a well-established choice for a number of unconventional and conventional biological applications. The versatility of these lipid-based vesicles presents the importance of these nanoparticles in the future applications of nanotechnology besides targeted drug delivery. Overall, this book provides the necessary and relevant information about various aspects of liposomes and their use in nanomedicine.