Chapter 12: Polymer Colloids Enable Medical Applications
Published:02 Dec 2019
C. Tang, S. Levit, M. Zeevi, C. Vasey, and C. Fromen, in Polymer Colloids: Formation, Characterization and Applications, ed. R. Priestley and R. Prud'homme, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2019, ch. 12, pp. 358-398.
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Advances in polymer colloid synthesis have enabled significant progress in nanomedicine. Focusing on polymer nanoparticles for drug delivery applications, this chapter provides an overview of material selection, processing, physiochemical property considerations, regulatory aspects, and emerging applications. Moving forward, the interface of polymer colloids and biological surfaces is promising for enhancing fundamental understanding as well as in vivo performance and ultimate therapeutic translation.