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Delivery of Anticancer Molecules Using Carbon Nanotubes

  • Isma Ahmed
  • Aneela Javeed
  • Waqar Ahmed
  • D. A. Phoenix
  • Abdelbary ElhissiEmail author
  • Mark J. Jackson
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Abstract

Since their discovery in 1991, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have emerged as material structures with numerous potential applications with a number of products already in the market place. An exciting application, which is emerging, is the use of carbon nanotubes for drug delivery. In this chapter, we focus on the functionalization, mechanism of cellular update, and using carbon nanotubes for delivery of anticancer drugs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isma Ahmed
    • 1
  • Aneela Javeed
    • 1
  • Waqar Ahmed
    • 2
  • D. A. Phoenix
    • 3
  • Abdelbary Elhissi
    • 4
    Email author
  • Mark J. Jackson
    • 5
  1. 1.School of Pharmacy and Biomedical SciencesUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of Central LancashirePrestonUK
  3. 3.London South Bank UniversityLondonUK
  4. 4.Pharmaceutical Sciences SectionCollege of Pharmacy, Qatar UniversityDohaQatar
  5. 5.Kansas State UniversitySalinaUSA

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