Polymers 2014, 6(1), 179-213; doi:10.3390/polym6010179
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Polyester Dendrimers: Smart Carriers for Drug Delivery

1 Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University, 6274 Coburg Road, P.O. Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada 2 CanAm Bioresearch Inc., Winnipeg, MB R3T 0P4, Canada
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Received: 29 November 2013; in revised form: 3 January 2014 / Accepted: 8 January 2014 / Published: 15 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymers for Drug Delivery)
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Abstract: Polyester dendrimers have been shown to be outstanding candidates for biomedical applications. Compared to traditional polymeric drug vehicles, these biodegradable dendrimers show excellent advantages especially as drug delivery systems because they are non-toxic. Here, advances on polyester dendrimers as smart carriers for drug delivery applications have been surveyed. Both covalent and non-covalent incorporation of drugs are discussed.
Keywords: polyester dendrimers; biocompatibility; drug delivery; smart carriers; drug delivery pathways; polymersomes

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Twibanire, J.K.; Grindley, T.B. Polyester Dendrimers: Smart Carriers for Drug Delivery. Polymers 2014, 6, 179-213.

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Twibanire JK, Grindley TB. Polyester Dendrimers: Smart Carriers for Drug Delivery. Polymers. 2014; 6(1):179-213.

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Twibanire, Jean–d’Amour K.; Grindley, T. Bruce. 2014. "Polyester Dendrimers: Smart Carriers for Drug Delivery." Polymers 6, no. 1: 179-213.

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