Biodegradable multiblock copolymers for drug delivery applications

Riemke van Dijkhuizen-Radersma

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation UT

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Abstract

With rapid advances in genomic research and biotechnology, an increasing number of pharmaceutical proteins and peptides become available for a variety of diseases. However, the efficient delivery of these drugs is hampered by their large size and (biological) instability. Consequently, to obtain a desired therapeutic effect, proteins and peptides are usually administered parenterally by repeated subcutaneous or intramuscular injection. To overcome the problem of patient compliance, extensive research is performed on the development of controlled release systems.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • de Groot, K., Supervisor
  • van Blitterswijk, C.A., Supervisor
  • Bezemer, J.M., Co-Supervisor
Award date2 Jul 2004
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs90-365-2055-X
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2004

Keywords

  • METIS-223541
  • IR-41555

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    van Dijkhuizen-Radersma, R. (2004). Biodegradable multiblock copolymers for drug delivery applications. Enschede: Universiteit Twente.