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Current Pharmaceutical Design


ISSN (Print): 1381-6128
ISSN (Online): 1873-4286

Review Article

Soft Biomaterial-based Nanocrystal in Pharmaceutical

Author(s): Nandi Chen, Taojunfeng Su, Zhe Cheng* and Feifei An*

Volume 24 , Issue 21 , 2018

Page: [2349 - 2361] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1381612824666180515154848

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Background and Objective: Bio-soft material, a class of derivatives of the natural or synthetic material, is getting more and more prevalent in biomedical researches and applications due to the advantages such as in-vivo biodegradation, good water solubility and designable targeting ability. With the presence of bio-soft materials, the drug nanocrystal can be easily generated and aggregated in a feasible process. Given the promising application of the bio-soft material in biological and chemical research, it is valuable to discuss the crucial step in designing bio-soft materials and analyze the emerging properties of bio-soft materials.

Methods: A comprehensive literature survey in the field of bio-soft material development and analysis has been conducted. The collected data and figures were meticulously analyzed and interpreted.

Results: In this review, the details of bio-soft materials based nanocrystal were demonstrated in three sections with respect to different materials. In each section, the pros and cons for each bio-soft material and its derivatives were elaborately listed and discussed.

Conclusion: The review enables an insightful discussion about the properties and the applications of existing biosoft material. It may contribute to the further researches about bio-soft material development and analysis.

Keywords: Nanocrystal, nucleic acid, peptide, protein, albumin, ferritin.

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