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Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
ISSN (Print): 1872-2113
ISSN (Online): 2212-4039
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/1872211308666140124095745      Price:  $140









Carbon Nanotubes: A Potential Concept for Drug Delivery Applications

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Author(s): Rakesh Kumar, Meenakshi Dhanawat, Sudhir Kumar, Brahma N Singh, J. K. Pandit and V. R. Sinha
Abstract:
The unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make them a highly interesting and demandable nanocarrier in the field of nanoscience. CNTs facilitate efficient delivery of therapeutics like drugs, proteins, genes, nucleic acids, vitamins and lot more. Even though highly beneficial, the biocompatibility of CNTs is a major issue in their questioning their potential application in targeting drug delivery. Studies confirmed subdued toxicity of CNTs following slight modifications like functionalization, controlled dimensions, purification etc. A well-established mechanism for cellular internalization is an insistent need to attain a more efficient and targeted delivery
Keywords:
Carbon nanotubes, drug delivery, toxicity, functionalization
Affiliation:
UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India