Self-Assembled Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications
AbstractHydrogel nanoparticles—also referred to as polymeric nanogels or macromolecular micelles—are emerging as promising drug carriers for therapeutic applications. These nanostructures hold versatility and properties suitable for the delivery of bioactive molecules, namely of biopharmaceuticals. This article reviews the latest developments in the use of self-assembled polymeric nanogels for drug delivery applications, including small molecular weight drugs, proteins, peptides, oligosaccharides, vaccines and nucleic acids. The materials and techniques used in the development of self-assembling nanogels are also described.
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Gonçalves, C.; Pereira, P.; Gama, M. Self-Assembled Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications. Materials 2010, 3, 1420-1460.
Gonçalves C, Pereira P, Gama M. Self-Assembled Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications. Materials. 2010; 3(2):1420-1460.Chicago/Turabian Style
Gonçalves, Catarina; Pereira, Paula; Gama, Miguel. 2010. "Self-Assembled Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery Applications." Materials 3, no. 2: 1420-1460.