Drug Delivery Systems: Past, Present, and Future

Author(s): Rubiana M. Mainardes, Luciano P. Silva.

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 5 , Issue 5 , 2004

Abstract:

Drug delivery systems are essential components of drugs controlled release. In the last decades, several drug delivery technologies have emerged including capsules, liposomes, microparticles, nanoparticles, and polymers. These components must be biocompatible, biodegradable, and display a desired biodistribution providing a long-term availability of the therapeutic at specific target over time.

Keywords: drug design, microtechnology, nanotechnology, nanospheres, nanocapsules, antibody-based drug delivery

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VOLUME: 5
ISSUE: 5
Year: 2004
Page: [449 - 455]
Pages: 7
DOI: 10.2174/1389450043345407
Price: $58

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