Liposomes are microscopic lipid bubbles designed to entrap drugs. They have been used locally as well as systemically for targeting of drugs to specific organs or for prolonging drug effect. The encapsulation of drugs in liposomes has been shown to reduce the toxicity, provide solubility in plasma, and enhance permeability through tissue barriers. Some applications related to cancer and infectious diseases have reached clinical use, while others are currently in Phase I–III human clinical trials.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Intraocular Drug Delivery|
|Number of pages||14|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2006|
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