Drug delivery

Drug delivery describes the method and approach to delivering drugs or pharmaceuticals and other xenobiotics to their site of action within an organism, with the goal of achieving a therapeutic outcome. Issues of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics are important considerations for drug delivery.

Latest Research and Reviews

News and Comment

  • Editorial |

    The first clinical success of immunotherapeutics for cancer treatment and the appreciation that tissue regeneration can be greatly improved by precisely and locally modulating the immune response are evidence that immunotherapy is poised to revolutionize the way we treat disease.

  • News and Views |

    An antibody-modified nanoparticle encapsulating a pH-sensitive taxane prodrug, and targeting an overexpressed receptor in tumours, improves the tolerability and anticancer efficacy of the active drug in multiple animal models.

    • Ernesto Moles
    •  & Maria Kavallaris
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Intelligent design of materials for biomedical applications involves the development of technologies that are informed by an understanding of biological systems. Immunoengineers have been making essential inroads in developing therapeutics endowed with designed biofunctionality, particularly in vaccinology, cancer immunotherapy and immune tolerance.

    • Elyse A. Watkins
    •  & Jeffrey A. Hubbell