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Drug loaded microbubble design for ultrasound triggered delivery

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging is widely used in both diagnosis of diseases and pregnancy follow-up. As ultrasound imaging is a harmless, cheap and portable technique, ultrasound guided drug delivery is gaining more and more attention in the drug delivery field. To be effective, in most cases, ultrasonic drug delivery makes use of microbubbles. This highlight describes why it is attractive to load the microbubbles with drugs and discusses recent attempts made in the design of drug loaded microbubbles.

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The article was received on 05 Jan 2009, accepted on 09 Mar 2009, published on 01 Apr 2009 and first published online on 01 Apr 2009


Article type: Highlight
DOI: 10.1039/B823051J
Citation: Soft Matter, 2009,5, 2161-2170
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    Drug loaded microbubble design for ultrasound triggered delivery

    I. Lentacker, S. C. De Smedt and N. N. Sanders, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 2161
    DOI: 10.1039/B823051J

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