Original Publication Date: 12 March, 2014
Publication / Source: Nanomedicine
Authors: Su Chul Jang & Yong Song Gho
The term drug delivery refers to technologies and systems used for controlling the release, absorption and targeting of therapeutic drugs to specific diseased regions, reducing the adverse effects of therapeutics. Because drug delivery systems can increase both the efficacy and the commercial value of therapeutics, drug delivery technology has been the focus of significant scientific and industrial advances. Most of the effort has been aimed at developing nano-sized particles for targeted drug delivery systems.