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Recent Findings from Texas A&M University Has Provided New Data on Drug Delivery Systems (Lipids and their derivatives: by-products used as...

July 3, 2014



Recent Findings from Texas A&M University Has Provided New Data on Drug Delivery Systems (Lipids and their derivatives: by-products used as essential building blocks for modern drug delivery systems)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Gene Therapy Weekly -- Current study results on Drugs and Therapies have been published. According to news reporting out of Kingsville, Texas, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "Lipids, one of the major natural products, usually have high biocompatibility and low toxicity. Due to their proper physicochemical properties, they are the most commonly used materials for building modern drug delivery systems, especially nanocarriers."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Texas A&M University, "However, to impart new functions or to satisfy special requirements, the lipids can be modified or synthesized. Using lipids or lipid derivatives, various lipid-based drug or gene delivery systems have been developed and show potential in pre-clinical and clinical applications. In this article, the most commonly used lipids are discussed in terms of their properties and functions as drug carrier components, their chemical modifications, the formulation or composition of lipid-based nanocarriers, and their biomedical applications."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "This article provides a critical view and possible future directions of lipid-based drug delivery strategies."

For more information on this research see: Lipids and their derivatives: by-products used as essential building blocks for modern drug delivery systems. Current Drug Targets, 2014;15(5):502-17. (Bentham Science Publishers - www.benthamscience.com; Current Drug Targets - www.benthamscience.com/cdt/index.htm)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y. Tu, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, MSC 131, 1010 West Ave B, Kingsville, Texas 78363, United States (see also Drugs and Therapies).

Keywords for this news article include: Texas, Kingsville, United States, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems, North and Central America.

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Source: Gene Therapy Weekly


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