Increasing attention is being given to lipid nanocarriers (LNs) as drug delivery systems, due to the advantages offered of a higher biocompatibility and lower toxicity compared to polymeric nanoparticles. Many administration routes are being investigated for LNs, including topical, oral and parenteral ones. LNs are also proposed for specific applications such as cancer treatment, gene therapy, diagnosis and medical devices production. However, the high number of published research articles does not match an equally amount of patents. A recently review of ours, published in this same Journal, reported the patents proposing novel methods for the production of LNs. This review work discusses recent patents, filed in years 2007-2013, and dealing with the industrial applications of lipid-based nanocarriers for the vectorization of therapeutically relevant molecules, as well as biotech products like proteins, gene material and vaccines, in the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biomedical areas.
|Titolo:||Pharmaceutical and biomedical Applications of lipid-based nanocarriers|
|Autori interni:||PUGLISI, Giovanni|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Rivista:||PHARMACEUTICAL PATENT ANALYST|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|