Carbon nanotubes for targeted drug delivery

Chiara Biale, Valentina Mussi, Ugo Valbusa, Sonja Visentin, Guido Viscardi, Nadia Barbero, Nicoletta Pedemonte, Luis Galietta

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Abstract

The use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as vectors for targeted drug delivery was recently considered, thanks to their ability to permeate the cellular membrane which, instead, results highly refractory to transfer with other vectors (viral and not viral). Our project is devoted to define and characterize a CNTs based nanocompound for gene-moduling, with the final aim of complementing defective functions in Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane conductance Regulator (CFTR) gene.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009
Pages644-646
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: Jul 26 2009Jul 30 2009

Other

Other2009 9th IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, IEEE NANO 2009
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityGenoa
Period7/26/097/30/09

Keywords

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Drug delivery
  • Single wall carbon nanotube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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