A feasible way to use carbon nanotubes to deliver drug molecules: transdermal application


İLBASMIŞ TAMER S. , Ismail T., Degim T.

EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG DELIVERY, vol.9, no.8, pp.991-999, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1517/17425247.2012.696607
  • Title of Journal : EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG DELIVERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.991-999
  • Keywords: carbon nanotube membrane, carbon nanotubes, iontophoresis, transdermal, PENETRANT STRUCTURE RELATIONSHIPS, PULMONARY TOXICITY, NANOPARTICLES, CELLS, SKIN, SIZE, NANOTECHNOLOGY, DIFFUSION, TRANSPORT, MEMBRANES

Abstract

Introduction: Nanotechnology has gained increasing importance in the pharmaceutical and medical fields, beyond its importance in physics and technology. Targeting of the drug or active molecules can be achieved rather easily with some nanocarriers because of their unique properties; to program or control of delivery can also be possible. One of the smart nanosystems is carbon nanotubes (CNTs) because they are elecroconductive and they have very big surface area to deliver active molecules. There have been many drug delivery systems proposed to the scientific world using CNTs. One administration way which appears to be the most appropriate for drug delivery is transdermal application.