Nanovesicles as Drug Delivery Vehicles: Liposomes and Polymersomes

Sophie S. Müller, Frederik R. Wurm*

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Abstract

Phospholipids self-assemble in aqueous solution to spherical vesicles, so-called conventional liposomes. “Stealth” liposomes are polymer-coated lipid vesicles with a higher colloidal stability. Polymersomes are hollow vesicles that are generated by the self-assembly process of block copolymers. All systems can be adjusted in size from nanometers to micrometers, but are typically nanometer-sized objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Polymeric Nanomaterials
EditorsShiro Kobayashi, Klaus Müllen
PublisherSpringer Berlin
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-642-29648-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-29647-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes

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