Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2011 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2011: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy

Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery Chapter 4

Biodegradable micro and nanoparticles for controlled drug release

Authors: C. Mattu, S. Sartori, E. Ranzato, M. Boffito, R. Li and G. Ciardelli

Affilation: Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Pages: 314 - 317

Keywords: nanoparticles, polyurethanes, polyesters, Paclitaxel

Biodegradable polymeric micro and nanoparticles have shown to be promising forms for the delivery of a wide array of drug formulations, such as hydrophobic or hydrophilic active principles, proteins or other bio molecules. The aim of this study was to prepare micro and nanospheres starting from commercial polyesters, such as Poly-ε-Caprolactone (PCL) and Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) or proprietary polyester-urethanes (PU), for the controlled and targeted delivery of the anticancer drug Paclitaxel (PX) which has proved high efficacy against different tumours.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-7138-6
Pages: 852
Hardcopy: $199.95

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