African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 356

Review

Nanotechnology importance in the pharmaceutical industry

Ramesh Reddy Putheti1*, R N Okigbo2, Madhusoodhan Sai advanapu3 and Sangeeta Chavanpatil4
1Member in American Chemical Society, Research Scientist, Actavis Research and development, 236-203, Saint David Court, Maryland, USA, 21030. 2Department of Botany, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, P. M. B 5025, Anambra State, Nigeria. 3Vel’s College of Science, University of Madras, India. 4Department of Pharmacy,Institute of Chemical Technology,University of Mumbai,India
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 21 March 2008
  •  Published: 31 March 2008

Abstract

During the last decades, pharmaceutical technology has taken the advantage of the advent of nanotechnology and, now days, new pharmaceutical dosage forms are under development to deliver many physicochemically different drug molecules. The present study is to investigate the role and their importance of nanotechnology in the pharmaceutical development.

 

Key words: Nanotechnology, drug delivery, nanoparticles, cancer