Multifunctional Pharmaceutical Nanocarriers: Development of the Concept

  • Vladimir Torchilin
Part of the Fundamental Biomedical Technologies book series (FBMT, volume 4)

The use of nanoparticulate pharmaceutical carriers to enhance the in vivo efficiency of many drugs and drug administration protocols well established itself over the past decade both in pharmaceutical research and in clinical setting. Certainly, new or modified nanocarriers as well as their combinations with various drugs and genes are still described in multiple publications. However, looking into the future of the field of drug delivery, we have to think about the development of the next generation of pharmaceutical nanocarriers combining variety of properties and allowing for the simultaneous performance of multiple functions.


Drug Carrier Polymeric Micelle Boron Neutron Capture Therapy Cationic Lipid Phosphatidyl Ethanolamine 
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  • Vladimir Torchilin
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  1. 1.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesNortheastern UniversityBostonUSA

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