Introduction: Nanomaterials are emerging as a fascinating delivery systems being explored
for the delivery of different bioactives including drug, diagnostic agents and genetic materials
etc. Among these nanomaterials dendrimers and Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) are being investigated
for various biomedical applications. Although both of these nanomaterials have shown great
potential in drug delivery yet their promising clinical applications are still suspected due to problems
like toxicity, dispersibility etc. Scientists have been investigating the potential of nanohybrids
comprising of dendrimers and nanotubes for biomedical applications. Few reports are also available
on the toxicological profile of CNTs and dendrimers nanohybrids.
Conclusion: The results of these investigations suggest two possibilities, first, hybrids of CNTs
and dendrimers could suppress each other’s demerits while synergizing the potentials; second, prospective
toxicity of nanohybrids on which different reports have discrimination in results. Future
biomedical applications of CNTs-dendrimers nanohybrids require a thorough investigation on their
toxicity and biological interactions.
Keywords: Dendrimers, carbon nanotubes, drug delivery, nanohybrids, toxicity, nanomaterials.
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