On-Demand Controlled Release of Therapeutics Using Stimuli-Responsive Nanocarriers
Stimuli-responsive polymers specify a class of soft materials exhibiting sharp changes in properties upon small or modest changes in environments. They have attracted tremendous attention for their diverse medical applications including bioseparation, biosensing, targeted drug/gen delivery, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and hyperthermia therapy. Herein we have reviewed current strategies towards using these materials for targeted delivery and on-demand release of therapeutics.
Index Terms- Stimuli-responsive polymers, drug delivery, on-demand controlled release, Nanocarriers