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Current Drug Delivery


ISSN (Print): 1567-2018
ISSN (Online): 1875-5704

Carbon Nanotubes: On the Road to Deliver

Author(s): Alberto Bianco, Johan Hoebeke, Kostas Kostarelos, Maurizio Prato and Charalambos D. Partidos

Volume 2, Issue 3, 2005

Page: [253 - 259] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1567201054367959

Price: $65


Over the last few years, considerable advances have been made in the field of nanotechnology. The advent of carbon nanotube functionalization has paved the way for their potential application as a delivery system of diverse molecules such as peptides, proteins, plasmid DNA, and synthetic oligodeoxynucleotides. This opens new therapeutic and preventive opportunities to combat diseases. The scope of this review is to summarize our recent work in this rapidly growing field.

Keywords: carbon nanotubes, delivery system, vaccine, plasmid dna, odn cpg

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