Drug delivery and targeting

Nature. 1998 Apr 30;392(6679 Suppl):5-10.


When a pharmaceutical agent is encapsulated within, or attached to, a polymer or lipid, drug safety and efficacy can be greatly improved and new therapies are possible. This has provided the impetus for active study of the design of degradable materials, intelligent delivery systems and approaches for delivery through different portals in the body.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drug Administration Routes
  • Drug Delivery Systems*
  • Humans
  • Liposomes
  • Polymers


  • Liposomes
  • Polymers