This book chapter aims to cover recent advanced research in the field of peptide nanomaterials. Peptide research is gaining more interest as the knowledge around their role in pathophysiology becomes better understood. Peptides are highly specific, can have low toxicity and be easily scaled up for manufacture; however, they are prone to enzymatic degradation within the body and are poorly permeable through biological membranes which can inhibit efficient and targeted delivery in the body. New manufacturing techniques are being explored to improve the stability of peptide formulations and bioavailability of these formulations in the body. This book chapter will cover three main manufacturing techniques. Microfluidics, exploring the encapsulation and incorporation of peptide into the nanoparticle shell as well as diagnostic uses. Electrospinning and incorporation of proteins and peptides for drug delivery and other biomedical applications. Additive manufacturing and how varying 3D printing techniques can be combined with peptide formulations for effective drug delivery.
|Title of host publication||Peptide Bionanomaterials: From Design to Application|
|Publication status||Accepted - 10 Sep 2021|
- 3D Printing
- Drug Delivery Systems