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Bionanotechnology in Pharmaceuticals

  • Young-Chul Lee
  • Ju-Young Moon
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Abstract

Bionanotechnology has been widely applied in pharmaceutical applications, which are well-known as drug delivery systems. The applications of bioanotechnology in the pharmaceutical field have been represented as utilization of bionanomaterials to pharmacy, and as campaigns like imaging, diagnostic, drug delivery and biosensors. It has been demonstrated that the drug delivery systems influenced the absorption ability, excretion, metabolism, distribution of the drug or other related chemical components in the body. Bionanotechnology has created novel technologies for interfacing between nanoscale materials and biological systems based on investigating their interactions. Main products of bionanotechnology in the pharmaceutical field comprise nanomedicines and their components, including: (a) carriers to enhance both circulatory persistence and targeted drugs to specific cells; (b) delivery vehicles to improve controllable drug release; (c) adjuvants for delivery of vaccine, genes and diagnostic; (d) additives to enhance bioavailability, solubility, and stability of poorly soluble drugs [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Young-Chul Lee
    • 1
  • Ju-Young Moon
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BioNano TechnologyGachon UniversitySeongnam-siRepublic of Korea
  2. 2.Department of Beauty Design ManagementHansung UniversitySeoulRepublic of Korea

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