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Simple Equations Pertaining to the Particle Number and Surface Area of Metallic, Polymeric, Lipidic and Vesicular Nanocarriers

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Australasian Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Initiative, 8054 Monash University LPO, Clayton, VIC 3168, Australia
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Supreme Pharmatech Co. LTD., 399/90-95 Moo 13 Kingkaew Rd. Soi 25/1, T. Rachateva, A. Bangplee, Samutprakan 10540, Thailand
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Cell Science Research Centre, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Royan Institute for Biotechnology, ACECR, Isfahan 8165131378, Iran
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Academic Editor: Bruno Sarmento
Received: 3 March 2021 / Revised: 23 March 2021 / Accepted: 25 March 2021 / Published: 29 March 2021
Introduction: Bioactive encapsulation and drug delivery systems have already found their way to the market as efficient therapeutics to combat infections, viral diseases and different types of cancer. The fields of food fortification, nutraceutical supplementation and cosmeceuticals have also been getting the benefit of encapsulation technologies. Aim: Successful formulation of such therapeutic and nutraceutical compounds requires thorough analysis and assessment of certain characteristics including particle number and surface area without the need to employ sophisticated analytical techniques. Solution: Here we present simple mathematical formulas and equations used in the research and development of drug delivery and controlled release systems employed for bioactive encapsulation and targeting the sites of infection and cancer in vitro and in vivo. Systems covered in this entry include lipidic vesicles, polymeric capsules, metallic particles as well as surfactant- and tocopherol-based micro- and nanocarriers.
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Keywords: clinical applications; drug targeting; encapsulation; nanoliposome; spherical particles; Theranostics; tocosome clinical applications; drug targeting; encapsulation; nanoliposome; spherical particles; Theranostics; tocosome
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Mozafari, M.R.; Mazaheri, E.; Dormiani, K. Simple Equations Pertaining to the Particle Number and Surface Area of Metallic, Polymeric, Lipidic and Vesicular Nanocarriers. Sci. Pharm. 2021, 89, 15. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/scipharm89020015

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Mozafari MR, Mazaheri E, Dormiani K. Simple Equations Pertaining to the Particle Number and Surface Area of Metallic, Polymeric, Lipidic and Vesicular Nanocarriers. Scientia Pharmaceutica. 2021; 89(2):15. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/scipharm89020015

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Mozafari, M. R.; Mazaheri, E.; Dormiani, K. 2021. "Simple Equations Pertaining to the Particle Number and Surface Area of Metallic, Polymeric, Lipidic and Vesicular Nanocarriers" Sci. Pharm. 89, no. 2: 15. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/scipharm89020015

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