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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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Submitted
01 Mar 2010
Accepted
18 May 2010
First published
18 Jun 2010

Chem. Sci., 2010,1, 441-446
Article type
Minireview

Biocompatibility and drug delivery systems

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

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