Advances in drug delivery and the need of emerging technologies

Dimitrios Lamprou*, Edward Weaver

*Corresponding author for this work

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Healthcare-related emerging technologies are constantly evolving to ensure that the level of healthcare that is available to the population remains cutting-edge. The scope of technologies that are showing great progression currently cover a wide range of treatments, from regenerative medicine to healthcare-based mobile applications. It is often the case that technologies are progressing due to advancements in related fields, as many methods can be linked to each other; for example, using additive manufacturing (AM) to advance the field of microfluidics (MFs) via chip fabrication. The technologies reviewed in this chapter may not necessarily be contemporary, but their novel usages classify them as emerging fields. Discussed within this review are a range of emerging technologies and their associated advantages and setbacks, to help clarify which areas are showing true promise and which may still require further development.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging drug delivery and biomedical engineering technologies: transforming therapy
EditorsDimitrios Lamprou
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Print)9781032122717
Publication statusPublished - 06 Apr 2023

Publication series

NameDrugs and the Pharmaceutical Sciences


  • Emerging Technologies
  • 3D Printing
  • Bioprinting
  • 4D printing
  • Electrospinning
  • Microfluidics
  • Medical devices
  • Microneedles
  • Blockchain


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