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2015

University of New Mexico

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Efficacy Of A Magnetic Drug Delivery System And Development Of An Orthotopic Lung Tumor Imaging Model, Amber Mcbride Jan 2015

Efficacy Of A Magnetic Drug Delivery System And Development Of An Orthotopic Lung Tumor Imaging Model, Amber Mcbride

Nanoscience and Microsystems ETDs

The aim of this work was the development of a novel drug delivery vehicle termed nano-in-microparticles (NIMs) to evaluate the magnetic-field dependent targeting of dry powder NIMs administered endotracheally using an ex vivo and in vivo rodent model. NIMs are a novel dry powder drug delivery vehicle containing 70% lactose (w/w), 20% SPIONs (w/w) and 10% fluorescent nanospheres (w/w). Mice were insufflated with NIMs delivery vehicle in the presence of magnetic field dependent targeting to the left ventral lung after thoracotomy; controls were insufflated with the NIMs in the absence of magnetic field dependent targeting. Quantification of ...