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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research
Pharmacotherapy Group, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
ISSN: 1596-5996
EISSN: 1596-9827
Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, pp. 255-264
Bioline Code: pr13040
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2013, pp. 255-264

 en Effect of Zeta Potential on the Properties of Nano-Drug Delivery Systems - A Review (Part 1)
Honary, Soheyla & Zahir, Foruhe

Abstract

Zeta potential is a scientific term for electrokinetic potential in colloidal systems which has a major effect on the various properties of nano-drug delivery systems. Presently, colloidal nano-carriers are growing at a remarkable rate owing to their strong potential for overcoming old challenges such as poor drug solubility and bioavailability. Furthermore, they show an unlimited capacity in the field of drug targeting. The properties of nano-medicines such as release from dosage forms at specific sites as well as drug circulation and absorption into body membranes are dramatically affected by some physical and chemical characteristics of nano-drugs. Particle size and charge are two major factors which could play key roles in this regard. In this paper, the effect of zeta potential on different properties of nano-drug delivery systems is reviewed.

Keywords
Nano-drug delivery, Zeta potential, Drug targeting, Particle size, Particle charge

 
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