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Keywords:

  • carbon nanotubes;
  • controlled release;
  • drug delivery;
  • nanomedicine;
  • polymer coatings
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Poly(lactide)-co-poly(ethylene glycol) coated carbon nanotubes are used for controlled delivery of paclitaxel. Thomas Moore and co-workers on page 365 report multifunctional polymer coated carbon nanotubes coated with biodegradable and biocompatible polymers to encapsulate and deliver drugs for a prolonged period of time. Furthermore, the coatings reduce in vitro cytotoxicity and in vivo systemic toxicity of carbon nanotubes, which is critical for intravenous administration. Image credit: Robert R. Johnson (University of Pennsylvania)