Lipid nanoparticles: state of the art, new preparation methods and challenges in drug delivery.

@article{Battaglia2012LipidNS,
  title={Lipid nanoparticles: state of the art, new preparation methods and challenges in drug delivery.},
  author={Luigi Battaglia and Marina Gallarate},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug delivery},
  year={2012},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={497-508}
}
INTRODUCTION Nanoparticles are rapidly developing as drug carriers because of their size-dependent properties. Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs) are widely employed in drug delivery because of the biocompatibility of the lipid matrix. AREAS COVERED Many different types of LNPs have been engineered in the last 20 years, the most important being solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs), nanostrucured lipid carriers (NLCs), lipid-drug conjugates (LDCs) and lipid nanocapsules (LNCs). This review gives an… CONTINUE READING