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Design of nanoparticles for focused ultrasound drug delivery

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Paul Cressey, Weiqi Zhang, Mihnea Turcanu, Sandy Cochran, Maya Thanou

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Characterization Tools for Tissue Engineering and Medical Therapy
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9783662595961
ISBN (Print)9783662595954
Published1 Jan 2019

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As a well-established method for clinical imaging, ultrasound can also be used as source of focused waves to selectively affect tissues by activating drug carriers and/or improving drug uptake in tumors providing a novel strategy for targeted treatment [1]. In this chapter we describe the design of nanoparticles that can respond to effects induced by focused ultrasound that can be used in cancer therapy.

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