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Investigators at Panjab University Report New Data on Drug Delivery Systems (Carbon nanotubes: a potential concept for drug delivery applications)

July 23, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Drugs and Therapies. According to news originating from Chandigarh, India, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) make them a highly interesting and demandable nanocarrier in the field of nanoscience. CNTs facilitate efficient delivery of therapeutics like drugs, proteins, genes, nucleic acids, vitamins and lot more."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Panjab University, "Even though highly beneficial, the biocompatibility of CNTs is a major issue in their questioning their potential application in targeting drug delivery. Studies confirmed subdued toxicity of CNTs following slight modifications like functionalization, controlled dimensions, purification etc. A well-established mechanism for cellular internalization is an insistent need to attain a more efficient and targeted delivery."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Recent patents have been thoroughly discussed in the text below."

For more information on this research see: Carbon nanotubes: a potential concept for drug delivery applications. Recent Patents On Drug Delivery & Formulation, 2014;8(1):12-26 (see also Drugs and Therapies).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from R. Kumar, UIPS, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014, India. Additional authors for this research include M. Dhanawat, S. Kumar, B.N. Singh, J.K. Pandit and V.R Sinha.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Chandigarh, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Carbon Nanotubes, Drugs and Therapies, Drug Delivery Systems, Emerging Technologies.

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Source: Biotech Week

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