TARGETED THERAPEUTIC DELIVERY: SUCCESS THROUGH MAGNETIC MICROCARRIERS
There has been keen interest in the development of a targeted therapeutic delivery system. Targeted therapeutic delivery system aims to target the therapeutics to the site of action. A number of targeted therapeutic delivery system has been studied for targeting of various drugs but researchers have shown keen interest in magnetic targeting now a day. These include magnetic microspheres, magnetic liposome, magnetic nanoparticles, magnetic resealed erythrocytes, magnetic emulsion etc. Magnetic microspheres involve applying an external magnetic field to capture drug-loaded magnetic carriers in a targeted site. Magnetic therapeutic targeting is a promising method to increase the delivery of therapeutic agents to tumor cells while reducing side effects.Â Magnetic microspheres & molecular magnetic labels have been used for great number of application in various areas of biosciences, targeted drug delivery, diagnosis and in immunoassay. Much has been investigated and much more are to be investigated for the use of principle of magnetism in targeting of therapeutics to the various organs. Thus present review paper will discuss about mechanism of magnetic targeted therapeutics delivery, magnetic carriers, and application of magnetic microspheres in targeted delivery of therapeutics.
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