Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery Book

Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery


Dr Salam Massadeh
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) (Saudi Arabia)

ISBN (eBook): 978-1-910086-13-1
Publisher: One Central Press (OCP)
Chapters published: 01 December 2014 under “Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License”




Dr Salam MassadehDr Salam Massadeh

King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC) (Saudi Arabia)

Dr. Massadeh is a Research Scientist at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (KAIMRC). She earned her PhD degree in the field of Nanotechnology in bio-imaging; University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. In addition, she holds a Master’s degree in the field of Drug Delivery Systems; University of Reims Champagne Ardennes, France. She also holds a BsC degree in Pharmacy. She is a registered member of the Royal Pharmacists Society (RPS), United Kingdom.
Dr. Massadeh is actively involved in research on developing novel therapies using nanotechnology as a tool. Dr.Massadeh is experienced in therapy development, drug delivery systems, bio-nanotechnology, and the use of nanotechnology for gene therapy.
In addition, she is the principle investigator of major research projects, and a co-Investigator of many other research projects related to therapy development, gene therapy and pharmacogenetics. In her current position, she has initiated collaborations with international research groups in her field; she is also keen to work with colleagues from different research areas. Dr. Massadeh has published her research outcomes in international peer reviewed journals. She has recently filed a patent for a novel therapeutic product in the US patents’ office.
Dr.Massadeh’s research interests include, Drug Delivery, specific drug targeting and gene therapy. More specifically, she is interested in the following research topics:
•   Materials: Semiconducting nanocrystals (Quantum Dots), Polymer nanoparticles, and Magnetic nanoparticles.
• Methods: Surface fictionalization of nanoparticles, Drug encapsulation, UV/vis, photoluminescence and other spectroscopy techniques, microscopy and standard chemical and bioanalytical methods.
•   Applications: Bioanalytical applications, Gene therapy, cellular studies, bio-imaging and targeted drug delivery.