Supramolecular Assemblies of Dendrimers and Dendritic Polymers in Nanomedicine

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Abstract

Supramolecular assemblies and interactions play a crucial role in naturally occurring biological systems. Dendrimer-based technologies provide a platform for mimicking these naturally occurring biological assemblies to design synthetic alternatives in the field of nanomedicine. Dendrimers and dendritic polymers with unique inherent supramolecular features and multivalent properties permit tailoring interactions with a range of biological cargoes for drug delivery. Importantly, the high density of surface functionalities provides opportunities for targeted cell-specific interactions. This article provides a comprehensive insight into the supramolecular applications of dendrimer-based nanomedicines in the fields of gene and drug delivery and biomimicry.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II
EditorsJerry Atwood
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
PublisherAcademic Press
Chapter9.13
Pages237-256
Number of pages20
Volume9
ISBN (Electronic)9780128031988
ISBN (Print)9780128031995
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jun 2017

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