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Recent Patents on Nanomedicine
ISSN (Print): 1877-9123
ISSN (Online): 1877-9131
Epub Full Text Article
DOI: 10.2174/1877912304666140609233256









Recent Patents in Dendrimers for Nanomedicine: Evolution 2014

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Author(s): Dzmitry Shcharbin, Natallia Shcharbina and Maria Bryszewska
Abstract:
Application of nanotechnology in medicine has resulted in the appearance of new supramolecular systems, complexes and composites. Among these, dendrimers are represented, which are globular in shape with a topological structure formed by monomeric subunit branches on all sides emerging from the central nucleus. This article gives a short patent overview on their possible applications in medicine. Dendrimers can act as contrast agents, drug and gene delivery carriers, drugs treating amyloidosis (including Alzheimer’s disease), antibacterial and antiviral agents, antioxidants, vaccines, immunostimulants (adjuvants), tissue coatings, and dental and medical polymer composites.
Keywords:
Dendrimer, drug delivery, gene therapy, medicine, patent, vaccine
Affiliation:
Institute of Biophysics and Cellular Engineering of NASB, Akademicheskaja, 27, 220072, Minsk, Belarus.