Polymeric micelles: précis for past, present and future: précis for past, present and future

Sebastián E. Pérez, Ziyad S. Haidar

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

1 Scopus citations


In nanomedicine today, tackling drug delivery–related issues is key. Nanosized drug delivery vehicles and carriers represent a cornerstone in the ongoing research and translational efforts for drug development, formulation, evaluation, characterization and optimization. Indeed, self-assembled amphiphilic polymers, or aggregation colloids (in solution), commonly referred to as polymeric micelles, for example, continue to represent an invaluably desirable and much pursued small-scale pharmaceutical tool that is easy to formulate, characterize, and sterilize, mainly for overcoming critical issues in drug delivery and administration, including low solubility in biological fluids and poor drug permeability across biological barriers. Yet challenges, for example, related to post-administration stability and behavior (pre-clinical and clinical), continue to drive research, development, and innovation efforts around the World. In this introductory chapter, a concise presentation and discussion of the past, present, and future of polymeric micelles, including characterization and fine-tuning parameters, methods of preparation and drug loading, and challenges, is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymeric Micelles for Drug Delivery
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323898683
ISBN (Print)9780323886291
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Drug delivery
  • micelles
  • nanomaterials
  • nanostructure
  • polymers


Dive into the research topics of 'Polymeric micelles: précis for past, present and future: précis for past, present and future'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this