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Treatment with chemotherapy such as docetaxel (DTX) is associated with significant toxicity and tumour recurrence. In this study, we developed DTX-entrapped core-cross-linked polymeric micelles (DTX-CCL-PMs, 66 nm size) by covalently conjugating DTX to CCL-PMs via a hydrolysable ester bond. The covalent conjugation allowed for sustained release of DTX under(More)
To optimally exploit the potential of (tumor-) targeted nanomedicines, platform technologies are needed in which physicochemical and pharmaceutical properties can be tailored according to specific medical needs and applications. We here systematically customized the properties of core-crosslinked polymeric micelles (CCPM). The micelles were based on(More)
Covalent entrapment of drug molecules within core-crosslinked polymeric micelles (CCPM) represents an attractive approach to improve their therapeutic index. As an alternative to the most commonly employed intravenous (i.v.) route, subcutaneous (s.c.) administration offers the possibility of self-administration and thereby may reduce healthcare costs. The(More)
Therapeutic peptides are highly attractive drugs for the treatment of various diseases. However, their poor pharmacokinetics due to rapid renal elimination limits their clinical applications. In this study, a model hormone peptide, leuprolide, was covalently linked to core-cross-linked polymeric micelles (CCL-PMs) via two different hydrolysable ester(More)
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