Engineered drug delivery devices to address Global Health challenges.

Ilin Sadeghi, Jason Byrne, Rameen Shakur, Robert Langer

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There is a dire need for innovative solutions to address global health needs. Polymeric systems have been shown to provide substantial benefit to all sectors of healthcare, especially for their ability to extend and control drug delivery. Herein, we review polymeric drug delivery devices for vaccines, tuberculosis, and contraception.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-514
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of controlled release : official journal of the Controlled Release Society
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jan 2021


  • Drug delivery
  • Vaccine Development;
  • Vaccine delivery
  • Materials science
  • Polymeric drug delivery
  • Polymer science
  • Global health challenges
  • Microneedles
  • Contraception
  • Delivery of TB drugs
  • Microparticles
  • Nanoparticles
  • DNA/RNA delivery
  • Surface-eroding polymers


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