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Nano-and Micromotors Designed for Cancer Therapy

by 1,†, 1,*,† and 2,†
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Chair of Physical Chemistry, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
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Chair of Applied Zoology, TU Dresden, 01062 Dresden, Germany
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All authors contributed equally.
Molecules 2019, 24(18), 3410; https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183410
Received: 31 July 2019 / Revised: 30 August 2019 / Accepted: 5 September 2019 / Published: 19 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanomaterials for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy)
Research on nano- and micromotors has evolved into a frequently cited research area with innovative technology envisioned for one of current humanities’ most deadly problems: cancer. The development of cancer targeting drug delivery strategies involving nano-and micromotors has been a vibrant field of study over the past few years. This review aims at categorizing recent significant results, classifying them according to the employed propulsion mechanisms starting from chemically driven micromotors, to field driven and biohybrid approaches. In concluding remarks of section 2, we give an insight into shape changing micromotors that are envisioned to have a significant contribution. Finally, we critically discuss which important aspects still have to be addressed and which challenges still lie ahead of us. View Full-Text
Keywords: nano- and micromotors; cancer; drug delivery; loading and release; challenges nano- and micromotors; cancer; drug delivery; loading and release; challenges
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Sonntag, L.; Simmchen, J.; Magdanz, V. Nano-and Micromotors Designed for Cancer Therapy. Molecules 2019, 24, 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183410

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Sonntag L, Simmchen J, Magdanz V. Nano-and Micromotors Designed for Cancer Therapy. Molecules. 2019; 24(18):3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183410

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Sonntag, Luisa, Juliane Simmchen, and Veronika Magdanz. 2019. "Nano-and Micromotors Designed for Cancer Therapy" Molecules 24, no. 18: 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24183410

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