THE POTENTIAL ROLE OF NANOTECHNOLOGY TO COMBAT SARS-CoV2 -2019: DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT OPTIONS, APPROACHES – A SCOPIOUS REVIEWAbstract
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), an infectious disease caused by a novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) or the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The infection began in bats and was communicated to people through yet obscure go-between creatures in Wuhan, Hubei territory, China, in December 2019. Its outbreak threatened the lives of many people throughout the world. There is no distinct treatment available yet, and is an urgent need to treat, prevent and eradicate this virus. Recently, numerous new technologies have been explored for the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of viral infections. Among these, nanotechnology has emerged as a promising antiviral treatment, and currently, the development of COVID-19 drug delivery involving nanotechnology is under investigation. This review aimed towards the prospective treatment options integrating the ever-expanding field of nanotechnology against COVID-19. We focused on the current scenario in the developments of nanotechnology-based approaches because of the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, the effectiveness of nanomaterials as vaccines, nanosensors as diagnostic or antiviral tools against coronaviruses, and post COVID-19 era has been discussed in this review.
S. Rajaram *, A. Prakashan, B. Pragathi, K. Saieswari, A. R. V. Sree and Y. M. Hedge
Department of Pharmaceutics, Swamy Vivekanandha College of Pharmacy, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India.
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