Drug Delivery

LAURA ELIZABETH LANSDOWNE | October 23, 2019

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A drug’s efficacy can be impacted significantly by the way in which it is delivered. By developing a variety of drug delivery systems (DDSs) it is now possible to better control the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicity, immunogenicity and efficacy of drugs. By finding the best-suited delivery mechanism for a specific drug molecule it is possible to “optimize” the performance of that drug inside the body.  Here we take a look at the different administration methods, discover what is meant by a "drug delivery system", and highlight key drug delivery “vehicles”.

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Pathology Laboratories, Inc.

Established in Toledo, Ohio in 1946, Pathology Laboratories, Inc. (PathLabs) fostered a reputation among the area’s private medical practitioners as a provider of prompt, reliable and convenient laboratory testing services. Its status as a key partner in the delivery of quality medical care to the community was advanced in 1970 when PathLabs became the first independent medical laboratory in Ohio to seek and attain accreditation by the College of American Pathologists - the preeminent laboratory certifying body in the nation. Over the ensuing decades, PathLabs continued its tradition of uncompromising quality, personal service and overall excellence to become the dominant full-service independent medical laboratory in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Since 2004, we have rapidly expanded our operations to other areas of Ohio including Cleveland, Columbus and Lima and their surrounding communities.

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