Drug delivery, which is the field of research on how to deliver drugs efficiently. Since every disease cannot be covered by the development of new drugs, it is just as important to how wisely we use our existing drugs and efficiently deliver them to the parts we need. Thus, drug delivery systems are now receiving as much attention from academia and industry as new drug development, and the bio- and pharmaceutical paradigm is shifting from drug substance development to drug delivery systems.
Biomaterials, which are engineered to treat, enhance, replace, or restore the body system for a medical purpose. It can be made through various materials such as metals, ceramics and polymers. By utilizing what kind of precursors, biomaterials have different characteristics. It should have biocompatibility that is not toxic and should not cause any in flammatory response in the body. Also, the biofunctionality that can perform a specific function by inserting the material is the most important factor.
From now on, we’ll use biomaterials and drug delivery approaches to invent innovative treatment methods in order to effectively and safely cure various diseases, particularly severe ones such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. To this end, we engineer/ process biomaterials and evaluate them in in vitro and in vivo settings.