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February 20th, 2007

Nanoparticles rely on 'velcro effect' to target tumor cells

Abstract:
One of the basic tenets of targeted nanoparticle drug delivery is putting multiple targeting molecules on a nanoparticle surface will improve the ability of nanoparticles to stick to their targeted cell and deliver their drug cargos to the appropriate diseased cell.

Now, work from one of the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Nanotechnology Platform Partnerships shows that a velcro-like process does indeed improve cell-specific targeting of nanoparticles to tumor cells.

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