Applications of carbon nanotubes in drug delivery

The development of new and efficient drug delivery systems is of fundamental importance to improve the pharmacological profiles of many classes of therapeutic molecules

Alberto Bianco; Kostas Kostarelos; Maurizio Prato

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • The development of new and efficient drug delivery systems is of fundamental importance to improve the pharmacological profiles of many classes of therapeutic molecules
  • carbon nanotubes can be functionalised with bioactive peptides, proteins, nucleic acids and drugs, and used to deliver their cargos to cells and organs
  • Because functionalised carbon nanotubes display low toxicity and are not immunogenic, such systems hold great potential in the field of nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine

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