SMART drug delivery systems: Back to the future vs. clinical reality

Twan Gerardus Gertudis Maria Lammers

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Recent advances in nanotechnology and material science have re-ignited interest in drug delivery research. Arguably, however, hardly any of the systems developed and strategies proposed are really relevant for shaping the future (clinical) face of the nanomedicine field. Consequently, as outlined in this commentary, instead of making ever more carrier materials, and making nanomedicine both science-fiction and fiction-science, we should try to come up with rational and realistic concepts to make nanomedicines work, in particular in patients
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)527-529
JournalInternational journal of pharmaceutics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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  • IR-90169

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