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Perspective view of Metal Organic Frameworks and other existing materials as a drug delivery carrier
Interdisciplinary researchers working in the field of materials for drug delivery have taken an initiative to develop a new innovative carrier platform, which combines multifunctional compounds with stability and safety in patient-oriented therapies. Even though different kinds of nanocarriers (nanoparticle materials) have been well established, organic, inorganic or the combination of both, till now significant efforts have been made to improve nanocarriers which include flexibility, biocompatibility, non-toxicity and so on. Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) are a rapidly growing class of versatile nanoporous materials which also can be used as a nanocarrier. They exhibit extreme high surface areas, tunable pore size, and flexibility and can host for a variety of guest molecules. In this review we tried to evaluate these new promising drug delivery carriers based on MOF materials along with other existing carriers.
CH14725 Accepted 10 March 2015
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