Nanoparticle: Drug delivery system for cancer therapy

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Nisha Mary Joseph
Pramod Kumar Sharma


Nanoparticle has emerged as a promising strategy for the efficient delivery of drugs used in the treatment of cancer by avoiding the reticuloendothelial system, utilizing the enhanced permeability and retention effect and tumor-specific
targeting. Delivery methods using nanoparticle are highlighted including both degradable and non-degradable polymers. The preparation techniques include emulsion polymerization, micelle polymerization, desolvation of macromolecule, and
emulsion-solvent evaporation methods.The particle size of the polymeric nanoparticle is in the nanometer range (10-1000 nm) and is dependent on the method of preparation employed.


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Joseph, N. M., & Sharma, P. K. (2014). Nanoparticle: Drug delivery system for cancer therapy. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutics (AJP), 2(3).


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