AN OVERVIEW ON USAGE OF NANOPARTICLES AS A METHOD OF DRUG DELIVERY
Dr. Sabarinath H.* and Dr. Asha Mathew
For the past few decades, there has been a considerable research interest in the area of drug delivery using particulate delivery systems as carriers for small and large molecules. Nanotechnology is expected to bring revolutionary changes in the field of life sciences including drug delivery, diagnostics, nutraceuticals and production of biomaterials. NPs can be synthesized chemically or biologically. Biosynthesis of NPs by microorganism is a green and eco-friendly technology, whereas chemically synthesized NPs are associated with a higher number of adverse effects and toxicity. Nanomedicine has enormous prospects for the improvement of diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. Nanotechnology has potential to transfigure a wide array of tools in biotechnology so that they are more personalized, mobile, economical, secure and unchallenging to administer.
Keywords: Nanoparticles, Drug delivery, Nanotechnology, Site-specific targeting.
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