Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > As the drug market moves to injectables, biotech majors strive to develop targeted-injection drugs for the treatment of a host of disorders

April 29th, 2007

As the drug market moves to injectables, biotech majors strive to develop targeted-injection drugs for the treatment of a host of disorders

Abstract:
Indian biotech majors, however, seem steady on their path. Dabur Pharma, for instance, achieved a breakthrough with its Nanoxel—a drug delivery system for the widely used anti-cancer drug Paclitaxel. This nanoscale drug delivery system is India's first indigenously developed nanotechnology-based chemotherapy agent, and also the first outside of the US. Positioned as a safer therapy for advanced breast, non-small-cell lung, and ovarian cancers, it enables therapy to take a preferential course to the cancerous cells and directly interact with the tumour-causing agents thereby throwing open a larger window for anti-tumour activity. It also ensures that the patient receives the full measure of therapy while limiting the adverse side effects and toxicity affected by the drug. This would be a great advantage because the biggest challenge faced in cancer therapy is the incidence of severe side effects that the cancer patient has to encounter while undergoing chemotherapy.

Source:
financialexpress.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Nanomedicine

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

JPK talks with Dr Frank Lafont, Director of the BioImaging Center Lille (BICeL) about the use of the NanoWizard® AFM together with fluorescence microscopy in the study of living cells June 19th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Graphene carpets: So neurons communicate better: Research by SISSA reveals that graphene can strengthen neuronal activity, confirming the unique properties of this nanomaterial. The study has been published on Nature Nanotechnology June 13th, 2018

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Collaboration yields discovery of 12-sided silica cages June 20th, 2018

Carbon nanotube optics poised to provide pathway to optical-based quantum cryptography and quantum computing: Researchers are exploring enhanced potential of carbon nanotubes for unique applications June 18th, 2018

Camouflaged nanoparticles used to deliver killer protein to cancer June 17th, 2018

Squeezing light at the nanoscale: Ultra-confined light could detect harmful molecules June 17th, 2018

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project