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Combination of Polymer Technology and Carbon Nanotube Array for the Development of an Effective Drug Delivery System at Cellular Level

Riggio, Cristina and Ciofani, Gianni and Raffa, Vittoria and Cuschieri, Alfred and Micera, Silvestro (2009) Combination of Polymer Technology and Carbon Nanotube Array for the Development of an Effective Drug Delivery System at Cellular Level. Nanoscale Research Letters, 4 (7). pp. 668-673.

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Abstract

In this article, a carbon nanotube (CNT) array-based system combined with a polymer thin film is proposed as an effective drug release device directly at cellular level. The polymeric film embedded in the CNT array is described and characterized in terms of release kinetics, while in vitro assays on PC12 cell line have been performed in order to assess the efficiency and functionality of the entrapped agent (neural growth factor, NGF). PC12 cell differentiation, following incubation on the CNT array embedding the alginate delivery film, demonstrated the effectiveness of the proposed solution. The achieved results indicate that polymeric technology could be efficiently embedded in CNT array acting as drug delivery system at cellular level. The implication of this study opens several perspectives in particular in the field of neurointerfaces, combining several functions into a single platform.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nano objects
Biomedical Science > Nanotechnology for human health
Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:5555
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:30 Jun 2009 10:19
Last Modified:30 Jun 2009 10:19

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