Author(s): ravind M, Sivaram Kumar P, Arifa Begum SK


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00337   

Address: ravind M1, Sivaram Kumar P2, Arifa Begum SK3*
1,2Department of Pharmaceutics, Chalapathi Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Lam, Guntur - 522 034, Andhra Pradesh, India.
3Department of Pharmaceutics, KVSR Siddhartha College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vijayawada - 520 010, Andhra Pradesh, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 4,     Year - 2023

Dendrimers and dendrimer based nanocarriers are gaining much attention in the field of therapeutic drug delivery owing to their advantages such as ease of multifunctionalization, well-defined chemical structure, near-to-monodispersity, as well as multivalency. Dendrimers are used as vectors in gene therapy, solubility enhancers and blood substitutes. Dendrimers have also been investigated as genetic material carriers with potential diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In the current review, an overview of the different types, synthesis methods, unique structural properties, factors affecting properties and applications of dendrimers. Further, the major concerns and future perspectives of the dendrimers have been discussed. The surface-modified dendrimers have been succeeded in their clinical translation and making remarkable progress in the phase of clinical trials. Extensive research is required in order to foster a robust large-scale synthetic method with adequate reproducibility. Significant studies necessarily be carriedout to find the correlation between the degree of surface modification (product quality) and their biological behavior, like pharmacokinetic profiles, therapeutic efficiency, safety and toxicity. In conclusion, dendrimers and dendritic nanoparticles have prospective insight in the arena of health sector in the forthcoming years.

Cite this article:
ravind M, Sivaram Kumar P, Arifa Begum SK. An Overview of Dendrimers as Novel Carriers in Drug Delivery. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(4):2051-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00337

ravind M, Sivaram Kumar P, Arifa Begum SK. An Overview of Dendrimers as Novel Carriers in Drug Delivery. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(4):2051-6. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00337   Available on:

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