Genes and Responsive Drug Delivery Systems
Can genes be designed and engineered for both drug delivery systems and vaccines? This course shows what is possible.
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The idea of genes as both a delivery system as well as a type of vaccine is the central thrust of this free course. You will study gene delivery with vectors and polymers, and look at the use of gene vaccines as a cancer therapy and cancer vaccine. You will then study targeted and responsive delivery systems and their fundamental properties.
Next, learn the difference between viral and non-viral carriers for drug delivery and vaccine delivery and how polyethyleneimine is used as a carrier. You will look at DNA vaccination and immunization and how this occurs, as well as briefly tackling the use of immunization against food allergies. In addition to this, key cellular functions and cancer therapeutic vaccines will be analyzed before moving onto discuss key responsive delivery systems.
Finally, you will study multiple forms of delivery systems, focusing on targeted and responsive systems, specifically. Tackle stimuli-sensitive and smart systems, and delve into magnetically controlled systems as well as the effects of temperature on temperature-responsive (or thermoresponsive) hydrogels. You will end the course by briefly studying toxicology and its translation pathways.Start Course Now
Gene Delivery and Other Variants
Gene Delivery and Other Variants - Learning Outcomes
Gene Delivery with Vectors
Gene Delivery with Polymers
Genes as Vaccines
Gene Delivery and Other Variants - Lesson Summary
Responsive and Targeted Delivery Systems
Responsive and Targeted Delivery Systems - Learning Outcomes
Responsive Delivery Systems
Targeted Drug Delivery
Research Paper Discussion
Responsive and Targeted Delivery Systems - Lesson Summary
On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
- Identify cancer vaccines and cancer therapeutics
- Describe the responsive delivery system
- Explain the targeted drug delivery system
- Identify implant-associated infections and their treatments
- Compare viral and non-viral carriers
- Discuss DNA vaccination and immunization
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