Nanotechnology Based Targeted Drug Delivery: Current Status and Future Prospects for Drug Development

  • Sharma S
  • Singh A
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Abstract

Nanotechnology mediated delivery of therapeutic agents is one of the rapidly emerging fields today that has gained significant commercial and academic attention.It is promising approach to alleviate the drawsbacks of conventional therapy and major limitations associated with drug development like poor water solubility, low biovailability, drug toxicity etc.Nano-sccale drug-delivery systems can be devised to tune and regulate release pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, solubility, immunocompatibility, cellular uptake, biodistribution and to minimize toxic side effects, thus enhancing therapeutic index of traditional pharmaceuticals (Emerich &Thanos, 2007).

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Sharma, S., & Singh, A. (2012). Nanotechnology Based Targeted Drug Delivery: Current Status and Future Prospects for Drug Development. In Drug Discovery and Development - Present and Future. InTech. https://doi.org/10.5772/28902

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