Magnetic nanoparticles for gene and drug delivery

Stuart McBain, Humphrey Hak Ping Yiu, Jon Dobson

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Investigations of magnetic micro- and nanoparticles for targeted drug delivery began over 30 years ago. Since that time, major progress has been made in particle design and synthesis techniques, however, very few clinical trials have taken place. Here we review advances in magnetic nanoparticle design, in vitro and animal experiments with magnetic nanoparticle-based drug and gene delivery, and clinical trials. of drug targeting.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Nanomedicine
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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