Magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery
Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
© 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
Drug Development Research
Special Issue: Nanobiotechnology
Volume 67, Issue 1, pages 55–60, January 2006
How to Cite
Dobson, J. (2006), Magnetic nanoparticles for drug delivery. Drug Dev. Res., 67: 55–60. doi: 10.1002/ddr.20067
- Issue published online: 11 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 11 MAY 2006
- magnetic nanoparticles;
- drug targeting;
- drug delivery;
- cancer therapy
Targeting specific sites in vivo for the delivery of therapeutic compounds presents a major obstacle to the treatment of many diseases. One targeted delivery technique that has gained prominence in recent years is the use of magnetic nanoparticles. In these systems, therapeutic compounds are attached to biocompatible magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic fields generated outside the body are focused on specific targets in vivo. The fields capture the particle complex resulting in enhanced delivery to the target site. This review will focus on technical aspects of magnetic targeting as well as nanoparticle design and animal and clinical trials. Drug Dev. Res. 67:55–60, 2006. © 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc.