Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles: A Versatile Platform for Biomedical Applications

Author(s): Pooja Jain, Nazia Hassan, Zeenat Iqbal*, Fahima Dilnawaz*

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Continued as Recent Advances in Drug Delivery and Formulation

Volume 12 , Issue 4 , 2018

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Background: Nanotechnology-based drug delivery approach has emerged as a promising field, where different kinds of formulations are developed for therapeutic applications. Inflowing of nanomedicine developed through various biomaterials appears to be a game changer in the domain of pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries. Nanomedicines propose to overcome the major constraints of conventional medicine of low solubility and stability, non-adequate pharmacokinetic profiles and side effects.

Objectives: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles (MSNs) have garnered significant attention in biomedical applications for its multifunctionality. The porous structure of MSNs provides the opportunity for heavy drug loading, controlled release and ligand functionality. From last decades, a lot of interest has been generated owing to the better drug delivery attributes of MSNs to introduce unique biological effects for its suitable therapeutic application.

Methods: The review article gives an insight into the current advancement of usage of MSNs in drug delivery for cancer, non-cancer and biosensors based biomedical applications along with technology that is protected by patents.

Conclusion: The future success of MSNs is widened because of their valuable characteristic that easily combines with various functionalities which would display enormous potential translational possibilities.

Keywords: Mesoporous silica nanoparticles, biomedical applications, drug delivery, nanotechnology, biosensors, photodynamic therapy.

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Year: 2018
Published on: 03 December, 2018
Page: [228 - 237]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/1872211313666181203152859
Price: $65

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