Drug-releasing textiles

Shah, Tahir H. and Halacheva, Silviya (2015) Drug-releasing textiles. In: Advances in smart medical textiles: treatments and health monitoring. Elsevier, pp. 115-154. ISBN 978-178242400-0

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Abstract

The design and development of drug-releasing textiles require a judicial selection of textile structure and materials and a thorough understanding of the drug-delivery mechanisms that are involved. This chapter focuses on the mechanisms and kinetics of controlled drug delivery. The chapter also highlights examples of the use of smart polymer-based carriers that are suitable for the development of smart textiles for controlled drug-release applications. Progress in fabrication, characterisation, and application of drug-releasing textiles is also discussed. In the first part of the chapter various drug-delivery mechanisms and kinetics are reviewed. This is followed by a discussion of the various types of drug carriers and coating techniques that are currently available for the preparation of drug-releasing textiles.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial fabrics; Drug-release kinetics; Drug-release mechanisms; Electrospinning; Hydrogels; Nanofibres; Non-wovens; Responsive coatings; Smart textiles; Wound dressings
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 09:56
Last Modified: 26 May 2016 09:56
Identification Number: 10.1016/B978-1-78242-379-9.00006-2
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/879

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