volume 269, issue 1, P211-225 2004
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2003.09.042
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Abstract: Magnetic nanoparticles have been used for bio-medical purposes including drug delivery, cell destruction and as MRI contrast agents for several years. A more recent biological application has focused on targeted drug delivery. To this end, a wide variety of iron oxide nanoparticles have been synthesised. This study involves the use of magnetic nanoparticles synthesised and derivatised with human transferrin, compared to identical underivatised particles. Human fibroblasts were used, representative of a tissue …

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