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  • n. A nanoscale carrier (of drugs or biomolecules)


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  • Using a polymer-based nanocarrier, a type of drug-delivery tool, researchers identified the site of the inflammation with a fluorescent marker and then delivered an anti-inflammatory drug called dexamethasone to the site.

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  • Most of the existing carrier materials show poor drug loading (usually less than 5 % of the transported drug versus the carrier material) and/or rapid release of the proportion of the drug that is simply adsorbed (or anchored) at the external surface of the nanocarrier.

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  • The therapeutic drawback can be overcome using nanocarrier-based drug targeting strategies which improve the selective delivery of drugs to the site of action, the so called drug targeting.

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  • To enhance the success rate of nanocarrier-mediated chemotherapy combined with an anti-angiogenic agent, it is crucial to identify parameters for tumour vasculature that can predict a response to the treatment of the anti-angiogenic agent.

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  • It will start clinical development next year of Hermes 'next product candidate, an antibody-targeted nanocarrier for cancer therapy.

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  • A 'smart' nanocarrier technology developed by a team of researchers at the Institute of Bioengineeri ...


  • National Cancer Institute to investigate ways to increase the efficacy of nanocarrier-based pharmaceuticals for drug and gene therapy.

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