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Current Drug Targets

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1389-4501
ISSN (Online): 1873-5592

Drug Delivery Systems: Past, Present, and Future

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

Volume 5, Issue 5, 2004

Page: [449 - 455] Pages: 7

DOI: 10.2174/1389450043345407

Price: $65

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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