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Drug carriers such as carbon nanotubes(CBTs) and liposomes can facilitate transport of drugs through cellular membranes. Covalent functionalisation provides an opportunity of tagging these delivery vessels with moieties that can provide selective targeting. One example is the use of mitochondriotropics such as delocalised lipophilic cations (DLC), which have been demonstrated to selectively accumulate inmitochondria of cancer cells as opposed to normal ones.
Hence, this study proposes the preparation of novel delivery systems (such as hydrogels, CNTs or liposomes) incorporating boronated drugs and whose surface has been functionalised with dyes that can afford more selective targeting strategies.
I have done my Masters in Medicinal chemistry from India. Worked as Research Assistant in Lipids division under the guidance of Dr. B.V.S.K.Rao in Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. This helped me gain interest in research area specially in Nanosciences.