Buckyballs in Drug Delivery

Buckyball-Antibody Combination Delivers Antitumor Drugs. ‘Combining a monoclonal antibody known to target melanoma tumors with multiple C60 buckyballs, researchers at Rice University and the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center have developed a new way to deliver multiple drugs simultaneously to tumors. Unlike other methods that use multiple targeting agents, such as antibodies, to deliver individual drug-loaded nanoparticles to malignant cells, this new approach attaches multiple nanoparticles to an individual tumor-targeting antibody.’

Fullerene promise in anticancer therapy. ‘US researchers have shown that carbon nanostructures can be coupled to antibodies and could find use in targeted cancer therapies. Lon Wilson at Rice University, and colleagues, have taken the first step towards an immunotherapy system using fullerenes, nano-sized carbon spheres otherwise known as buckyballs.’

Tags: Buckyballs, Fullerenes, Drug Delivery, Nanoparticles, Cancer Therapy

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