Nanotech 2014 Vol. 2
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 2
Nanotechnology 2014: MEMS, Fluidics, Bio Systems, Medical, Computational & Photonics

Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery & Cancer Nanotech Chapter 5

Thymoquinone nanoparticle formulation and in vitro efficacy

Authors: I.H. Fakhoury, W.S. Saad, H.U. Gali-Muhtasib, R. Schneider-Stock

Affilation: American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Pages: 367 - 370

Keywords: thymoquinone nanoparticle flash nanoprecipitation

The work summarized here pertains to the formulation of thymoquinone into controlled size nanoparticles using a recently developed solvent precipiation technique termed Flash Nanoprecipiation. Using a diblock copolymer of poly(styrene-b-ethylene oxide) as the stabilizing polymer, nanoparticles with a high thymoquinone loading were formulated by Flash Nanoprecipitation. The resulting nanoparticle size was 78 nm as determined by dynamic light scattering. The in vitro activity of thymoquinone in the nanoparticle formulation as well as its free form were evaluated against MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cell lines. The results demonstrate enhanced antitumor activity of the thymoquinone nanoparticle formulation compared with the free form after 72 hours.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-5827-1
Pages: 570
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