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Preface Modern drug delivery and pharmaceutical systems are incorporating new levels of intelligence in their design and performance. New materials are designed to respond to their environment; new miniaturized systems perform multiple tasks to analyze samples and deliver drugs; and new drug formulations enable targeted therapy to specific organs. This book spans work in many diverse areas of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences which demonstrate the development and use of intelligent materials and systems. This book is the result of a symposium entitled "Intelligent Materials and Novel Concepts for Controlled Release Technologies," held during the A C S National Meeting in San Francisco, California in April 1997. The Symposium brought together academic and industrial scientists who had developed novel drug formulations, techniques to enhance delivery, and new systems and procedures to analyze biomolecules. We hope that bringing together key researchers in these diverse fields and initiating direct new dialogues between them will lead to nextgeneration intelligent systems for drug delivery and biomedical applications. STEVEN M. DINH Lavipharm 69 Princeton-Hightstown Road Hightstown, NJ 08520 JOHN D. DENUZZIO Becton Dickinson Research Center P.O. Box 12016 Davis Drive Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 ANN R. COMFORT Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation 59 Route 10 East Hanover, NJ 07936
xi Dinh et al.; Intelligent Materials for Controlled Release ACS Symposium Series; American Chemical Society: Washington, DC, 1999.