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What is the Purpose of Drug Delivery Systems?

Despite remarkable advancements in pharmaceutical research, the potential of many treatments remains unexploited due to several challenges related to their pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic profiles. These challenges often involve the body’s natural barriers, suboptimal drug absorption, rapid metabolism, and undesirable systemic side effects.  Moreover, the [...]

2024-05-27T10:06:08+00:00May 27, 2024|Scientific news|

What are the natural barriers to drug delivery?

Natural barriers to drug administration protect the body from foreign substances or micro-organisms while significantly impairing the distribution and therapeutic targeting of medicines to specific tissues or organs. Understanding how to bypass them is essential for addressing several drug delivery challenges faced while developing [...]

2024-05-13T11:22:30+00:00May 13, 2024|Scientific news|

New gene therapies based on nanotechnology show efficacy in Zebrafish in vivo models

Gene therapy is a promising therapeutic approach that has experienced significant growth in recent decades, with gene nanomedicines reaching the clinics. However, translating more gene nanomedicines from bench to bedside is still challenging. The use of robust preclinical models that can better predict the [...]

2024-04-23T09:39:37+00:00April 23, 2024|Scientific news|

How Can Nanotechnology Boost Gene Therapy Potential in Rare Diseases?

Rare diseases collectively affect approximately 400 million patients worldwide [1]. Nevertheless, this number is expected to increase thanks to the rapid evolution of sequencing technologies that have identified more than 6,000 to 10,000 rare diseases [2]. However, most rare diseases still lack specific treatments, [...]

2024-04-09T09:18:26+00:00April 9, 2024|Scientific news|

Exosome like-systems: key players for innovative targeted therapies

Exosomes, subcellular structures that act as specific carriers for transferring genetic material and information between cells, demonstrate the potential to become significant players in targeted drug delivery and personalized medicine. Their tumor-homing properties and ability to cross biological barriers are among the factors contributing [...]

2024-03-26T09:03:18+00:00March 26, 2024|Scientific news|

Lipid nanoparticles: advancing your research, no matter which area you work in

Despite significant advancements in molecular medicine, obstacles such as low solubility and poor tissue accessibility impede the clinical translation of promising molecules and therapeutic agents. In the ever-evolving landscape of scientific research, nanotechnology emerges as a beacon of innovation, offering unique versatility to overcome [...]

2024-03-15T09:28:54+00:00March 15, 2024|Scientific news|

Nanomedicine prompts the development of CRISPR-Cas9 therapies to treat hereditary angioedema

The potential of non-viral lipid delivery systems for improving global health has been proven once again. From rare diseases to cancer, gene editing and gene therapies will undoubtedly benefit from the latest advances in nanomedicine. In February 2024, the results from a promising combined phase [...]

2024-02-28T10:55:25+00:00February 28, 2024|Scientific news|

Nanotech-based therapies that will revolutionize the medical field in 2024

2024 is here full of new resolutions and challenges. And so, in an ever-evolving field such as medicine, it's inevitable to wonder what exciting advances the new year will bring. Nature medicine has asked leading researchers to discover what clinical trials may impact medicine in [...]

2024-01-26T09:47:24+00:00January 26, 2024|Scientific news|

Autoimmune Diseases: One More Target for Nanotechnology

The versatility of nanotechnology to fight different diseases in diverse therapeutic areas is unprecedented.  Combining nanoparticles and mRNA to treat autoimmune diseases could be the latest blockbuster, adding the development of COVID-19 vaccines and the new announcement of promising results for a personalized mRNA vaccine [...]

2024-01-15T09:32:26+00:00January 15, 2024|Scientific news|
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