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Engineered polymers for advanced drug delivery

Kim, Sungwon and Kim, Jong-Ho and Jeon, Oju and Kwon, Ick Chan and Park, Kinam (2009) Engineered polymers for advanced drug delivery. European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, 71 (3). 420 - 430.

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Engineered polymers have been utilized for developing advanced drug delivery systems. The development of such polymers has caused advances in polymer chemistry, which, in turn, has resulted in smart polymers that can respond to changes in environmental condition such as temperature, pH, and biomolecules. The responses vary widely from swelling/deswelling to degradation. Drug-polymer conjugates and drug-containing nano/micro-particles have been used for drug targeting. Engineered polymers and polymeric systems have also been used in new areas, such as molecular imaging as well as in nanotechnology. This review examines the engineered polymers that have been used as traditional drug delivery systems and as more recent applications in nanotechnology.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Engineered polymers in controlled drug delivery and targeting
Uncontrolled Keywords:Drug delivery; Controlled release; Drug targeting; Smart polymer; Molecular imaging
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:5699
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:28 Jul 2009 14:32
Last Modified:28 Jul 2009 14:32

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