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Current Organic Chemistry
ISSN (Print): 1385-2728
ISSN (Online): 1875-5348
VOLUME: 18
ISSUE: 2
DOI: 10.2174/13852728113176660142      Price:  $58









Novel Drug Delivery Magnetite Nano-systems Used in Antimicrobial Therapy

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Author(s): Alina Maria Holban, Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu, Monica Cartelle Gestal, Laurentiu Mogoanta and George Dan Mogosanu
Pages 185-191 (7)
Abstract:
As traditional antimicrobial approaches become less effective, novel alternatives in treating resistant infections are required. Nanotechnology is an emerging field recently exploited for its numerous biomedical applications. Magnetic nanoparticles has proved their anti-microbial properties when used as drug delivery systems and recent proclivity propose Fe3O4 derived nanosystems as efficient anti-biofilm development indicators. This paper discusses the most recent findings regarding the usage of magnetic nanoparticles as potent drug delivery shuttles in anti-microbial approaches.
Keywords:
Magnetite nanoparticles, antimicrobial therapy, drug delivery, drug targeting, nonpolar magnetite, polar magnetite.
Affiliation:
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, Department of Science and Engineering of Oxide Materials and Nanomaterials, Polizu Street no 1-7, 011061 Bucharest, Romania.