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Colloidal nanocarriers: a review on formulation technology, types and applications toward targeted drug delivery

Mishra, B. and Patel, Bhavesh B. and Tiwari, Sanjay (2010) Colloidal nanocarriers: a review on formulation technology, types and applications toward targeted drug delivery. Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, 6 (1). 9 - 24.

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Abstract

Colloidal nanocarriers, in their various forms, have the possibility of providing endless opportunities in the area of drug delivery. The current communication embodies an in-depth discussion of colloidal nanocarriers with respect to formulation aspects, types, and site-specific drug targeting using various forms of colloidal nanocarriers with special insights to the field of oncology. Specialized nanotechnological approaches like quantum dots, dendrimers, integrins, monoclonal antibodies, and so forth, which have been extensively researched for targeted delivery of therapeutic and diagnostic agents, are also discussed. Nanotechnological patents, issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the area of drug delivery, are also included in this review to emphasize the importance of nanotechnology in the current research scenario.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Colloidal nanocarriers; Diagnostic agents; Oncology; Targeted drug delivery
Subjects:Biomedical Science > Nanomedicine
ID Code:8554
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:22 Apr 2010 10:53
Last Modified:22 Apr 2010 10:53

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