Light-sensitive intelligent drug delivery systems.

@article{AlvarezLorenzo2009LightsensitiveID,
  title={Light-sensitive intelligent drug delivery systems.},
  author={Carmen Alvarez-Lorenzo and Lev Bromberg and Angel Concheiro},
  journal={Photochemistry and photobiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={85 4},
  pages={848-60}
}
Drug delivery systems (DDS) capable of releasing an active molecule at the appropriate site and at a rate that adjusts in response to the progression of the disease or to certain functions/biorhythms of the organism are particularly appealing. Biocompatible materials sensitive to certain physiological variables or external physicochemical stimuli (intelligent materials) can be used for achieving this aim. Light-responsiveness is receiving increasing attention owing to the possibility of… CONTINUE READING