Nanoparticles and the skin - applications and limitations.

Lane, M.E. (2011) Nanoparticles and the skin - applications and limitations. Journal of Microencapsulation, 28 (8). pp. 709-716. 10.3109/02652048.2011.599440.

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DOI: 10.3109/02652048.2011.599440


In recent years, nanotechnology and nanoengineering have stimulated much research in the field of drug delivery. This review examines the different types of non-deformable nanoparticles (NP) which have been developed for pharmaceutical applications. Metal, metallic oxide, polymeric, starch, quantum dot, fullerene and carbon nanotube NP are discussed. Only those studies which have focused on particle interaction with human and porcine skin models in vitro and in vivo are considered. Particular emphasis is given to the disposition and transfer of NP in the skin. As the methodology and experimental design of published studies should have an impact on the results obtained, these are also critically examined.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:nanoparticles, non-deformable, human skin, porcine skin, permeation
Departments, units and centres:Department of Pharmaceutics > Department of Pharmaceutics
ID Code:2383
Journal or Publication Title:Journal of Microencapsulation
Deposited By:Library Staff
Deposited On:21 Oct 2011 17:52
Last Modified:24 Feb 2012 15:05


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