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Researchers from Third Military Medical University Detail New Studies and Findings in the Area of Supramolecular Research

June 5, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gene Therapy Weekly -- Investigators discuss new findings in Supramolecular Research. According to news reporting from Chongqing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The excellent biocompatibility and unique inclusion capability as well as powerful functionalization capacity of cyclodextrins and their derivatives make them especially attractive for engineering novel functional materials for biomedical applications. There has been increasing interest recently to fabricate supramolecular systems for drug and gene delivery based on cyclodextrin materials."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Third Military Medical University, "This review focuses on state of the art and recent advances in the construction of cyclodextrin-based assemblies and their applications for controlled drug delivery. First, we introduce cyclodextrin materials utilized for self-assembly. The fabrication technologies of supramolecular systems including nanoplatforms and hydrogels as well as their applications in nanomedicine and pharmaceutical sciences are then highlighted."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "At the end, the future directions of this field are discussed."

For more information on this research see: Cyclodextrin-based supramolecular systems for drug delivery: recent progress and future perspective. Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews, 2013;65(9):1215-33. (Elsevier -; Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Zhang, Dept. of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing 400038, People's Republic of China (see also Supramolecular Research).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Biotechnology, Chongqing, Gene Therapy, Bioengineering, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, Supramolecular Research, People's Republic of China.

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Source: Gene Therapy Weekly

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