Date: 10 Jun 2005

Phagocytosis of polymer microspheres by macrophages

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Abstract

This article reviews the phagocytosis of polymer microspheres by macrophages with respect to the size and the surface characteristics of the microspheres. Since few investigations have been carried out using well-characterized polymer microspheres, the authors have emphasized own experimental results. The findings provide useful information on the development of polymer microspheres as carriers for drug delivery systems.