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Nanostructures for Drug Delivery by Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Ecaterina Andronescu

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Chapter 3

The new nanocarriers based on graphene and graphene oxide for drug delivery applications

Somayeh Mohamadi*
Mehrdad Hamidi***    University of Environment, Karaj, Iran**    Zanjan University of Medical Sciences, Zanjan, Iran

Abstract

In order to improve the specific delivery of drugs with a low therapeutic index, several drug carriers have been developed. Nanoparticles are colloidal-sized particles with diameters ranging between 1 and 100 nm, in which drugs may be encapsulated, adsorbed, or dispersed. To date, an array of nanoparticulate drug delivery systems have been investigated, including liposomes, micelles, nanoporous materials, nanofibers, and others. The attractiveness of these systems is due in part to the several advantages they ...

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