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Expert Opin Drug Deliv. 2007 Mar;4(2):101-10.

Mesoporous silicon: a platform for the delivery of therapeutics.

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University of South Australia, Ian Wark Research Institute, Australia.

Abstract

Nanostructuring materials can radically change their properties. Two interesting examples highlighted here are nanoscale porosity inducing biodegradability, and nanoscale confinement affecting the physical form of an entrapped drug. Mesoporous silicon is under increasing study for drug-delivery applications, and is the topic of this review. The authors focus on those properties of most relevance to this application, as well as those recent studies published on small molecule and peptide/protein delivery.

PMID:
17335408
DOI:
10.1517/17425247.4.2.101
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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