Title: Biomedical applications and cellular fate of carbon nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes (CNT) are a new generation drug delivery system which have broadly emerged for biomedical application due to it’s unique size and aspect ratio. CNT based theranostics are an attractive and promising drug delivery system with possibility of multiple surface modifications. These surface modifying properties also allows entrapment of almost all types of drugs (lipophillic, hydrophillic and ampiphillic). Presently, many researches focus on exploring biodegradation of CNTs. However, CNT showa a conspicious pathway which helps in easy elimination from the body. Because of the the unique capability of entrapment and absorption of ligands and biomolecules by CNT, these have been highly used for cancer therapy, photothermal therapy, tissue engineering etc.
Dr Aakanchha Jain is presently working as Asst. Prof at Department of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. Earlier she worked as INSPIRE-DST Research Fellow at Dr. H.S. Gour Central University, Sagar (M.P.), India. She persued her masters and bachelors also from Dr. H.S. Gour Central University, Sagar (M.P.), India. Her research prime objectives are to formulate anticancer drug delivery systems, explore the role of caspase in cancer treatment, colon targeting, development of novel delivery systems of peptide and drugs for different diseases, topical & transdermal drug delivery, sublingual delivery, nose to brain drug delivery.