An Intracranial Neurocompatible Nanocomposite Polymeric Device for the Chronic Management of AIDS Dementia Complex

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This study focused on the design, biometric simulation and development of a biodegradable Composite Intracranial Nano-enabled Device (CIND) for the intracranial delivery of zidovudine (AZT) in the treatment of AIDS Dementia Complex (ADC), a common CNS complication of late HIV-1 infection. AZT monotherapy administered orally is the gold standard in managing ADC but has limited bioavailability and significant side-effects. Due to the restrictive Blood-Brain Barrier nanoparticles can be used to penetrate the BBB and provide intracranial drug delivery. The CIND was modulated through biometric simulation and computational prototyping to produce a stable ternary crosslinked scaffold fixated with AZT-loaded alginate (ALG) nanoparticles.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 3, Nanotechnology 2010: Bio Sensors, Instruments, Medical, Environment and Energy
Published: June 21, 2010
Pages: 361 - 363
Industry sector: Medical & Biotech
Topics: Biomaterials, Materials for Drug & Gene Delivery
ISBN: 978-1-4398-3415-2