Inspired by nature: fundamentals in nanotechnology design to overcome biological barriers.

@article{AvilaOlias2013InspiredBN,
  title={Inspired by nature: fundamentals in nanotechnology design to overcome biological barriers.},
  author={Milagros Avila-Olias and Carla Pegoraro and Giuseppe Battaglia and Irene Cant{\'o}n},
  journal={Therapeutic delivery},
  year={2013},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={
          27-43
        }
}
Synergy between nanotechnology and drug delivery has created a multitude of novel drug-delivery systems with great therapeutic potential. However, directing these systems across the biological barriers to the target site has proven difficult. Nanotechnology is looking for inspiration in natural systems that have evolved to overcome such barriers. Here, we review nature-inspired strategies and fundamental features common to successful drug-delivery systems across biological barriers. 
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