|Malhotra, Bhanu - Amity University Mumbai|
|Kharkwal, Harsha - Amity University Mumbai|
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/8/2016
Publication Date: 1/26/2017
Citation: Malhotra, B., Kharkwal, H., Yadav, M.P. 2017. Polymers targeting habitual diseases. In: Kharkwal, H., Srinivas J., editors. Natural Polymers for Drug Delivery. Oxfordshire, UK: CABI. p. 171-182.
Technical Abstract: The use of polymeric drug conjugates mainly for the treatment for cancer therapy has been addressed, but these polymers also find their way in treatment of various lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases etc. The focus is being laid to develop biodegradable polymer based drug conjugates which can be administered easily and pose no side effects. This chapter illustrates the role and applications of polymer drug conjugates for the treatment of diabetes, atherosclerosis and colon specific diseases and their future prospects. Although a cutting edge research is yet to emerge, polymeric drugs standout as exciting examples of how their horizon is expanding beyond cancer therapy to other therapeutic applications.