Nanotechnology Assisted Targeted Drug Delivery for Bone Disorders: Potentials and Clinical Perspectives

Author(s): Xiaofeng Zhao, Laifeng Li, Meikai Chen, Yifan Xu, Songou Zhang, Wangzhen Chen, Wenqing Liang*

Journal Name: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 20 , Issue 30 , 2020

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Nanotechnology and its allied modalities have brought revolution in tissue engineering and bone healing. The research on translating the findings of the basic and preclinical research into clinical practice is ongoing. Advances in the synthesis and design of nanomaterials along with advances in genomics and proteomics, and tissue engineering have opened a bright future for bone healing and orthopedic technology. Studies have shown promising outcomes in the design and fabrication of porous implant substrates that can be exploited as bone defect augmentation and drug-carrier devices. However, there are dozens of applications in orthopedic traumatology and bone healing for nanometer-sized entities, structures, surfaces, and devices with characteristic lengths ranging from tens 10s of nanometers to a few micrometers. Nanotechnology has made promising advances in the synthesis of scaffolds, delivery mechanisms, controlled modification of surface topography and composition, and biomicroelectromechanical systems. This study reviews the basic and translational sciences and clinical implications of the nanotechnology in tissue engineering and bone diseases. Recent advances in NPs assisted osteogenic agents, nanocomposites, and scaffolds for bone disorders are discussed.

Keywords: Nanotechnology, Nanoparticles, Bone disorders, Bone healing, Tissue engineering, Implants, Scaffolds hydrogels.

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Year: 2020
Published on: 03 December, 2020
Page: [2801 - 2819]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/1568026620666201019110459
Price: $65

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