Background: The worldwide medicine research is dedicated towards improvement of
patients’ health and diseased state. The use of nanotechnology is an upcoming area which is at present,
is highly focused in the filed of medicine. Continuous studies in the area have given rise to the
development of a novel field called “nanomedicine” which mainly aims to open new perspective of
treatments and increasing therapeutic efficacy of existing therapies.
Methods: We searched Google, PubMed portals for the literature survey of the following subjects so
as to get latest updated information pertaining to latest developments in the field of polymerosomes
Results: In most of the recent past studies, nanomedicine has gain attention all over the world and
has lead to development of new approaches for medical treatments. Some of these approaches involved
solubilization, targeting of cancer medicine or application as a diagnostic tool. Polymersomes,
which are artificial amphiphilic vesicles, made up of different chemical polymers, are currently
being investigated for delivering various probes for imaging target tissues/ organs and cytotoxic
drugs to tumor cells and also for gene therapy. In the present review, we discuss the current
views on polymerosomes and their medical applications, a prominent emerging area in the field of
Conclusions: Advances in nanomedicine have led to the development of nano-sized polymersomes
as vehicles for different medical applications.