Nanoparticles in Pharmacotheraphy Chapter 9B

Considering the enormous therapeutic benefits associated with the use of drug carriers of active substances, many researchers are currently focused on the development of targeted nanocarriers such as inorganic particles, synthetic polymers, or natural biopolymers. In recent years, enormous progress has been made through the development of new materials that can act as carriers of controllable properties such as size, shape, surface charge, or mechanical strength. Dendrimers belong to branched polymers with a spherical molecular shape. The structure of the molecule consists of a core and an outer shell containing functional groups in its structure; the number of which is precisely defined.

Publication year: 2019
Authors: Barbara Jachimska

Jerzy Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Krako´w, Poland

Published in: Elsevier
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-816504-1.00003-X


Dendrimer Nanocarrier nanoparticle Pharmacotheraphy


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