Drug delivery systems based on intrinsically conducting polymers

This work provides an overview of the up to date research related to intrinsically conducting polymers and their function as novel drug delivery systems

Anna Puiggalí-Jou; Luis J. del Valle; Carlos Alemán

2019

Scholarcy highlights

  • This work provides an overview of the up to date research related to intrinsically conducting polymers and their function as novel drug delivery systems
  • The attention of this work focuses on the drug release upon electrical stimuli employing ICPs
  • These are well-known organic polymers with outstanding electrical properties similar to metals and retaining some advantageous characteristics normally related to polymers, like mechanical stability and easiness of processing
  • Another interesting feature is that ICPs are capable to sense redox molecules such as dopamine, serotonin or ascorbic acid among others
  • ICPs are a very promising branch of DDSs where the dose can be finely tuned by the exertion of an external stimulus, optimizing the repercussions of the drug and diminishing its side effects

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