Strategies for drug encapsulation and controlled delivery based on vapor-phase deposited thin films

Alberto Perrotta, Oliver Werzer, Anna Maria Coclite

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Abstract

Vapor-phase deposition methods allow the synthesis and engineering of organic and inorganic thin films, with high control on the chemical composition, physical properties, and conformality. In this review, the recent applications of vapor-phase deposition methods such as initiated chemical vapor deposition (iCVD), plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PE-CVD), and atomic layer deposition (ALD), for the encapsulation of active pharmaceutical drugs are reported. The strategies and emergent routes for the application of vapor-deposited thin films on the drug controlled release and for the engineering of advanced release nanostructured devices are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1700639
JournalAdvanced Engineering Materials
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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  • NAWI Graz

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