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Understanding Delivery Routes and Operational Environments of Nanosystems

  • Uche Chude-Okonkwo
  • Reza MalekianEmail author
  • B. T. Maharaj
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Part of the Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology book series (NANOMED)

Abstract

In a typical ATN solution, nanoparticles are delivered to targeted locations in the body where they are meant to operate. Unless the nanoparticles are delivered to the targeted location (nanonetwork site), no effective delivery of the ATN solution can take place. The journey of the ATN nanoparticles from the points of administration into the body system to the targeted location is a complex one and requires accurate understanding. Indeed, the delivery of the ideals and promises of nanomedicine in general, and ATN in particular, crucially depends on the know-how and accuracy of conveying nanoparticles to the desired destinations in the body.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Uche Chude-Okonkwo
    • 1
  • Reza Malekian
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. T. Maharaj
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer EngineeringUniversity of PretoriaHatfield, PretoriaSouth Africa

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