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Synthesis Of Multilayered Microparticles For Targeted Drug Delivery, Elizabeth Mercer Oct 2014

Synthesis Of Multilayered Microparticles For Targeted Drug Delivery, Elizabeth Mercer

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Microparticles have been shown to be valuable in targeted drug delivery which can lead to an increased dose delivered to a targeted location, reduced patient side effects, and improved patient outcomes. The designed multilayered microparticles have the clinical application to deliver hydrophobic drugs to a targeted area. The composition of the microparticles consists of a poly-lactic acid (PLA) polymer core surrounded by a polymeric shell composed of Poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid)-Poly(ethylene glycol)-Maleimide(PLGA-PEG-Mal). The maleimide promotes conjugation of the collagen binding peptide, SILY. Targeting to type I collagen allows for this microparticle system to attach to exposed collagen ...