Nanotechnology: A focus on nanoparticles as a drug delivery system

Jeffrey D. Kingsley, Huanyu Dou, Justin Morehead, Barrett Rabinow, Howard E. Gendelman, Christopher J. Destache

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This review will provide an in-depth discussion on the previous development of nanoparticle-based drug delivery systems (DDS) and discuss original research data that includes the therapeutic enhancement of antiretroviral therapy. The use of nanoparticle DDS will allow practitioners to use drugs to target specific areas of the body. In the treatment of malignancies, the use of nanoparticles as a DDS is making measurable treatment impact. Medical imaging will also utilize DDS to illuminate tumors, the brain, or other cellular functions in the body. The utility of nanoparticle DDS to improve human health is potentially enormous.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)340-350
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2006


  • Cancer
  • Drug delivery system
  • HIV treatment
  • Indinavir
  • Nanotechnology
  • Review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology


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