Keywords: nanobiotechnology, polymeric nanoparticles, lipid nanoparticles, delivery systems, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nanotechnology, targeted delivery, drug delivery, nanoparticulate carriers, dermo-cosmetic products
Nanobiotechnology approaches for targeted delivery of pharmaceutics and cosmetics ingredients
Nanobiotechnology refers to the ability to create and manipulate biological and bio-chemical materials, devices, and systems at atomic and molecular levels. Nano delivery systems hold great potential to overcome some of the obstacles in bio-pharmaceutical production, such as water soluble/insoluble pharmaceutical drugs and cosmetic ingredients, risks of toxicity, increasing bio-active efficacy, specificity, tolerability and its therapeutic index. Within nanoparticulate carriers, polymeric and lipid nanoparticles have risen to the forefront of bio-technology, having diverse applications in several fields of pharmaceuticals for oral, topical, ocular and intravenous administration, as well as in dermo-cosmetic products.