The Use Of Therapeutic Nanoparticles As Drug Delivery Systems For The Delivery Of Anticancer Drug Molecules

1318 WordsJan 27, 20156 Pages
Nanotechnology is an expanding research field that involves the engineering of functional systems at the molecular level and is capable of transforming the view of some pharmaceutical companies in the foreseeable future. This review article discusses the current treatment techniques on nanoparticles as carrier systems for the delivery of anticancer drug molecules. A plethora of nanoparticle drug delivery formulations have been tested for their target specificity. The drug delivery system of nanoparticles is designed in such a way that they are independent of their environments and selective at a biological site. Some key features of drug delivery systems include parameters such as molecular weight, pH, particulate size, ionic strength and concentration. Clinical investigations suggest that therapeutic nanoparticles can enhance effectiveness and reduce side effects compared with conventional cancer therapeutic drugs. The use of therapeutic nanoparticles as drug delivery systems will be a significant addendum to cancer therapeutics. Introduction The utility of nanotechnology has had a substantial effect on clinical therapeutics in the last two decades. Nanotechnology is a swiftly developing field encircling the development of manufactured materials in the 5-200 nanometer size range. Nanoparticles used for anticancer drug delivery can be derived from materials such as polymers, dendrimers, liposomes, carbon nanotubes, metals (iron oxide and gold) and etc. Advances in

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