For decades polyphenols have been considered to be sound, naturally occurring therapeutic
compounds. While there are several polyphenols with special applications used in the treatment of cancer
and other diseases, they need a specific carrier in order to reach the cells targeted for treatment. Recently,
a number of new technologies have been developed on a nanoscale, such as nanoparticles, nanocapsules
and nanofibers that can provide targeted delivery of polyphenols for medical purposes. This
work summarizes the current trends in nanoscale delivery technology for polyphenols in cancer treatment
and outlines its capabilities and the significant improvements that have been made. Special emphasis
is given to the materials and to the manufacturing processes used to produce these kinds of drug
delivery system nanostructures.
Keywords: Drug deliver, polyphenols, nanocapsules, nanofibers.
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