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Novel biodegradable nanocarriers for enhanced drug delivery

Gagliardi, Mariacristina Novel biodegradable nanocarriers for enhanced drug delivery. Therapeutic Delivery. ISSN 2041-5990 (In Press) (2016)

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With the refinement of functional properties, the interest around biodegradable materials, in biorelated applications and, in particular, in their use as controlled drug-delivery systems, increased in the last decades. Biodegradable materials are an ideal platform to obtain nanoparticles for spatiotemporal controlled drug delivery for the in vivo administration, thanks to their biocompatibility, functionalizability, the control exerted on delivery rates and the complete degradation. Their application in systems for cancer treatment, brain and cardiovascular diseases is already a consolidated practice in research, while the bench-to-bedside translation is still late. This review aims at summarizing reported applications of biodegradable materials to obtain drug-delivery nanoparticles in the last few years, giving a complete overview of pros and cons related to degradable nanomedicaments.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.4155/tde-2016-0051
Additional Information: PMID: 27834624
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biodegradable; Drug delivery; Drug targeting; Nanocarriers
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Research Area: Computer Science and Applications
Depositing User: Caterina Tangheroni
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 12:23
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 12:23
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/3599

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