Drug Delivery Vechiles

A drug carrier improves the selectivity, effectiveness, and safety of drug administration. Drug carriers are primarily used to control the release of a drug into systemic circulation. This can be accomplished either by slow release of the drug over a long period of time (typically diffusion) or by triggered release at the drug's target by stimulus, such as changes in pH, application of heat, and activation by light. Drug carriers improve the bioavailability of poorly water soluble or membrane permeable drugs.

An ideal drug delivery vehicle must be non-toxic, biocompatible, non-immunogenic, biodegradable and must avoid recognition by the host's defense mechanisms. Different methods of drug attachment to the carrier include adsorption, integration into the bulk structure, encapsulation, and covalent bonding. As many drug delivery carriers are involved in delivery of the drug, the conference can be re-named as Drug Delivery carrier conference