Advanced mechanisms in drug delivery
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About this reeport
Drug delivery refers to the efficient transport of an active pharmaceutical compound to provide a therapeutic effect that is required by the human body. Drug delivery systems are extremely crucial for patients who require regular doses of medication through the prescribed route of administration. The research study deals with drug delivery mechanisms that are categorized as existing and emerging carriers or technologies that deliver the therapeutic at the target site. Drug delivery industry has witnessed a sea change as majority of the conventional carriers such as polymeric micelles, dendrimers and niosomes are being slowly replaced by emerging approaches such as cyclodextrins, microemulsions, hydrogels, etc. due to their ability to improve drug solubility and bioavailability which help the drug cope with the hostile nature of the gastro-intestinal tract. The research study covers the stakeholder analysis of the key players in the drug delivery industry, particularly the drug delivery technology developers and pharmaceutical manufacturers and also assesses the technology adoption with respect to these mechanisms. Finally, opportunity evaluation has been conducted to understand the scope of future mechanisms in drug delivery with the help of a technology roadmap, partnerships model that assess the partnerships based on technology licensing, product development and distribution and the IP landscape that evaluate the level of interest of existing and emerging technologies amongst key stakeholders.
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