Types of Prevalent Nanoparticles
Published on 04 Dec, 2015
Nanotechnology is a rapidly evolving domain, presenting solutions to various issues associated with conventional drug therapeutics such as poor water solubility, lack of targeting capability, non-specific distribution, systemic toxicity and low therapeutic index.
Nanoparticles can specifically target a drug or drug carrier to minimise drug-originated systemic toxic effects. They are an unparalleled means of targeted drug delivery that has promising applications for both the diagnosis and treatment of cancerous tissue.
Types of Nanoparticles Developed Since the Late 1960s
Over the past several decades, the development and application of engineered nanoparticles for more effectively cancer treatment have witnessed significant advancements.
For more information about the use of Nanoparticles and their applications in cancer treatment, check out our report on Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Systems for Cancer Treatment.