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University of Catania Reports Findings in Science

June 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Investigators discuss new findings in Science. According to news reporting from Catania, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Increasing attention is being given to lipid nanocarriers (LNs) as drug delivery systems, due to the advantages offered of a higher biocompatibility and lower toxicity compared with polymeric nanoparticles. Many administration routes are being investigated for LNs, including topical, oral and parenteral ones."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Catania, "LNs are also proposed for specific applications such as cancer treatment, gene therapy, diagnosis and medical devices production. However, the high number of published research articles does not match an equal amount of patents. A recent Review of ours, published in Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, reported the patents proposing novel methods for the production of LNs."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This review work discusses recent patents, filed in 2007-2013 and dealing with the industrial applications of lipid-based nanocarriers for the vectorization of therapeutically relevant molecules, as well as biotech products such as proteins, gene material and vaccines, in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic and biomedical areas."

For more information on this research see: Pharmaceutical and biomedical applications of lipid-based nanocarriers. Pharmaceutical Patent Analyst, 2014;3(2):199-215 (see also Science).

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting C. Carbone, Section of Pharmaceutical Technology, Dept. of Drug Sciences, University of Catania, Catania, Italy. Additional authors for this research include A. Leonardi, S. Cupri, G. Puglisi and R. Pignatello.

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Europe, Catania, Science, Legal Issues.

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