Drug delivery systems: Past, present, and future
Current Drug Targets. Hilversum: Bentham Science Publ Ltd, v. 5, n. 5, p. 449-455, 2004.
Universidade de Brasília (UnB)
Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp)
Drug delivery systems are essential components of drugs controlled release. In the last decades, several drug delivery technologies have emerged including capsules, liposomes. microparticles, nanoparticles, and polymers. These components must be biocompatible, biodegradable, and display a desired biodistribution providing a long-term availability of the therapeutic at specific target over time.