Carbon nanotubes - A Novel Drug Delivery System
Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary field of science which deals with objects of strikingly small size. In this multidisciplinary science the discovery of a new structure known as “carbon nanotube” has widened the science and application of nanotechnology.
Carbon nanotubes were brought into light very recently i.e in the year 1991 by “sumio lijima”. These compounds have attracted the attention of the scientists belonging to various fields as carbon nanotubes exhibit novel properties which make them potentially useful in many applicationslike nanotechnology, electronics, drug delivery, diagnostics biosensing etc. Thes also serve as vaccine delivery systems by inducing certain modifications in these cylindrical bodies.
CNTs and their discovery has made nanotechnology a science of applications and fascination which will help the mankind in future.
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