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Findings in the Area of Drug Delivery Systems Reported from Lanzhou University

February 19, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators publish new report on Drugs and Therapies. According to news reporting from Lanzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are extensively explored in materials science due to their unique structure and consequent mystical properties. CNTs are enjoying increasing popularity as building blocks for novel drug delivery systems as well as for bioimaging and biosensing."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Lanzhou University, "The recent strategies to functionalize CNTs have resulted in the generation of biocompatible and water-soluble CNTs that are well suited for high treatment efficacy and minimum side effects for future cancer therapies with low drug doses. This review covers the latest advances in the strategies for the modification of CNTs (with inorganic nanoparticles, small organic molecules, polymers, or bioactive materials), with an emphasis on the development of functional biological nanointerfaces as drug vehicles, after a simple introduction of the toxicity of CNTs."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The translation of these systems into clinical practice and an outlook into future approaches are also discussed."

For more information on this research see: Modification Strategies for Carbon Nanotubes as a Drug Delivery System. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2013;52(38):13517-13527. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research can be contacted at: Amer Chemical Soc, 1155 16TH St, NW, Washington, DC 20036, USA. (American Chemical Society -; Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting P. Liu, Lanzhou University, Coll Chem & Chem Engn, Inst Polymer Sci & Engn, Lanzhou 730000, People's Republic of China (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Lanzhou, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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Source: Biotech Week

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