Micro- and nanotechnologies for intracellular delivery

Li Yan, Jinfeng Zhang, Chun Sing Lee, Xianfeng Chen

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The majority of drugs and biomolecules need to be delivered into cells to be effective. However, the cell membranes, a biological barrier, strictly resist drugs or biomolecules entering cells, resulting in signifi cantly reduced intracellular delivery effi ciency. To overcome this barrier, a variety of intracellular delivery approaches including chemical and physical ways have been developed in recent years. In this review, the focus is on summarizing the nanomaterial routes involved in making use of a collection of receptors for the targeted delivery of drugs and biomolecules and the physical ways of applying micro- and nanotechnologies for highthroughput intracellular delivery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4487-4504
Number of pages18
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes

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