Review Article | Volume: 5, Issue: 9, September, 2015

Carbon Nanotubes: a viable drug delivery platform for the treatment of cancer

Juan Fernando Pinillos-Madrid Cecilia Gallardo   

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Published:  Sep 27, 2015

DOI: 10.7324/JAPS.2015.50927

The development of new drug delivery platforms and specific vectorization processes for the treatment of diseases like cancer has become vitally important for the pharmaceutical industry. One of these new platforms are functionalized carbon nanotubes (f-CNTs), which are characterized by their high aspect ratio, high loading capacity, rich surface chemistry with functional groupsfor binding drugs and molecules. It has been demonstrated that functionalization processes of CNTs generate a marked decrease in toxicity, which makes them ideal candidates for clinical studies for their use as drug vectors.

Keyword:     Nanotechnology carbon nanotubes cancer drug delivery systems targeting.


Juan Fernando Pinillos-Madrid, Cecilia Gallardo. Carbon Nanotubes: a viable drug delivery platform for the treatment of cancer. J App Pharm Sci, 2015; 5 (09): 143-152.

Copyright:The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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