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Biocompatibility and drug delivery systems

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Abstract

Drug delivery technology has emerged as an important focus of biotechnological research and commercial enterprise. While much attention is justifiably focused on the design and effectiveness of drug delivery devices, the nature of their interaction with surrounding tissues – their biocompatibility – is crucial. Here we discuss biocompatibility, specifically as it relates to drug delivery systems, which differ from other biomaterial-based devices by possibly containing large quantities of drugs with their own effects on tissues.

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The article was received on 01 Mar 2010, accepted on 18 May 2010 and first published on 18 Jun 2010


Article type: Minireview
DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00203H
Citation: Chem. Sci., 2010,1, 441-446
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    Biocompatibility and drug delivery systems

    D. S. Kohane and R. Langer, Chem. Sci., 2010, 1, 441
    DOI: 10.1039/C0SC00203H

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