THE CONCEPT OF MICROBUBBLE AS A DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM: AN OVERVIEWAbstract
Micro bubbles are small spherical type of bubble which consists of a gas, they are separated from each other, so they cannot agglomerates. Actually, they have size range in micrometers usually 1-100 micrometer. They are capable of penetrating even into the smallest blood capillaries & releasing drugs or genes, incorporated on their surface, under the action of ultrasound. Microbubbles in general have a wide variety of applications. They are used as a contrast agent in diagnosis. They are widely applicable in gene delivery due to its very important silent feature. Majorly main huge research is going on drug delivery by microbubble with ultra sound. Most of the physicians today prefer imaging with ultrasound in combination with microbubbles compared to other diagnostic techniques for low cost and rapidity.
Hitesh B. Katariya
Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Ramanbhai Patel College of Pharmacy, Charusat, Changa, Gujarat, India
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