Chapter 19

Multifunctional nanosized emulsions for theragnosis of life threatening diseases

Tamilvanan Shunmugaperumal*
Raja Sekharan Thenrajan**
Ruchi Sharma**    Lovely Professional University, Jalandhar, India**    Sankaralingam Bhuvaneswari College of Pharmacy, Sivakasi, India

Abstract

Recently, convergence of diagnosis, drug delivery and real-time noninvasive therapeutic monitoring took place (within the big pharma company) that leads to creation of the word “theragnosis” for the implementation of these three distinct pursuits simultaneously. This chapter envisions the use of the multifunctional oil-in-water (o/w) nanosized emulsions (NE) that carries imaging agents, anticancer or lipid lowering or antiatherosclerotic drug molecules and homing ...

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