Why I believe nanoparticles are crucial as a carrier for targeted drug delivery
Article first published online: 30 APR 2013
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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 423–429, September/October 2013
How to Cite
Baker, J. R. (2013), Why I believe nanoparticles are crucial as a carrier for targeted drug delivery. WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol, 5: 423–429. doi: 10.1002/wnan.1226
- Issue published online: 25 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 30 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 25 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 24 MAR 2013
- Manuscript Received: 31 DEC 2012
Nanoparticles are the only materials small enough to target cells in the body, and therefore are crucial to targeted drug delivery. Issues with the synthesis, consistency, and bioactivity of these molecules are still being addressed, but base on current proof of concept studies there is a reason to believe that the ‘holy grail’ of targeted drug delivery might someday be achieved using nanoparticle-based systems. WIREs Nanomed Nanobiotechnol 2013. doi: 10.1002/wnan.1226
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