How Do You Like your Drug Delivery Vehicle? Synthetic or Biomimetic?

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Dr. Aharon Roni Azagury

19.05.2022

David Wang Auditorium, 3rd floor Dalia Meidan Bldg.

14:30

Over the past half century, various materials and biomaterials have been tested and used as drug delivery vehicles (DDV). These materials were utilized to tackle and overcome the various challenges of drug delivery systems. For example, some were used as drug reservoirs (e.g. porous materials, hydrogels), other as: drug “protectors” (e.g. polymers and biopolymers, liposomes), stimulated systems (e.g. proton “sponges”, gold nanoparticles), and targeting systems (e.g. magnetic nanoparticles, special ligands). Besides their unique properties for drug delivery purposes, these materials/biomaterials need to be nontoxic, biocompatible, and biodegradable. In this seminar I will review the main types of materials and biomaterials used thus far as DDV with a special focus on the new and exciting paradigm of biomimetic and bioinspired DDV. Finally, I will present my own lab’s latest results in the field.

Host: Asst. Prof. Joshua M. Grolman