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Drug Delivery

October 23, 2019 / LAURA ELIZABETH LANSDOWNE

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”.