Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) are the allotropes of carbon in nanosize dimension and are popular in
medicinal field. These nano-based technologies are gaining high interest in the recent years for the treatment of
diseases that are previously considered to be impossible to cure. CNTs have gained significance in the treatment
of the majority of disorders such as Malaria, Alzheimer’s disease, Infectious disease, and Asthma. Moreover,
patient’s responsiveness also increased in cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. To date, a number of reviews
are available in the literature covering applications of CNT in cancer. However, the purpose of this review
is to focus on the use of CNTs in drug delivery of non-cancerous diseases. The novelty of this review is
that it is focused on the applicability of CNT in the various non-cancerous diseases. Detailed information was
collected from the literature which will guide and encourage researchers to explore the applicability of CNT in
various non-cancerous diseases in the future.
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, drug delivery, targeted therapy, non-cancerous diseases, malaria, allotropes.
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